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Building a greater understanding of war memorial heritage

The year 2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and war memorials are a vital link to a time that should not be forgotten. By teaching tomorrow's war memorial custodians about our war memorial heritage, we can ensure it is preserved for future generations. Find out more »

Latest photos from our showcase

Alderley Edge war memorial, Cheshire © Michael P Coyle, 2013
Children doing a war memorial condition survey © D Horsley, 2015
Supporting image for showcase 'Years 5 & 6 children made their own war memorials'
Shrewsbury House School memorial © S Smart, 2014
Nash Mills war memorial plaque, Hertfordshire © H Martineau, 2013
Pupils at the Welsh National War Memorial © Matt Horwood, 2014


War memorial lesson plans, resources and project ideas for primary schools.


Lesson plans, war memorial projects and assemblies for older children.

Youth Groups

Find out how to involve Scouts, Cadets and youth volunteers in their war memorial heritage.

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