WW I Commemoration
As you are probably aware the 4th August 2014 is the hundred years anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
We are working with the Basildon Council and other groups on projects/events/exhibitions to commemorate those that fought in the war on our behalf.
We are therefore looking for artefacts, photographs and family memories that depict this period in our history (1914-1918).
If you have any such items, memories and are willing for us to exhibit please get in touch.
Reading the comments below clearly shows that even though at the time the then powers to be thought it was justified, they did not take into account that the cost in life and suffering it would cause could never be justified.
The comments show clearly how these terrrible events affected and continue to effect the members of the community. The Archive is here to record the Social History of the Community and the way local, national and even international events affected the lives of its members.
The justification or cause of these events needs to be discussed in a different forum. But please continue to provide us with your memories of the effect the events had on you, your family and friends.