Woodstock Remembers WW1 Then & Now!
Alice & Isabel at the Oxfordshire County Museum, copyright Nicola Onions
Welcome to Woodstock Remembers WW1 Then and Now.
We are Isabel and Alice, two pupils at The Marlborough C of E School in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Along with our school Archivist, Mrs Onions, we began the work of telling the stories with our aim to build a legacy for the Town of Woodstock, the families of the Fallen, and for future generations. The project has evolved since we won a competition to visit the Battlefields with Legacy 110 an award-winning programme delivered by the UCL Institute of Education and Equity in 2017 while we were in Year 9.
Behind every name is a person with a story which should be told.
Here you will find details of 44 soldiers listed on Woodstock War Memorial with material from some of the families we have been in contact with. If you have further information please do get in touch with us.
You will also see some of the events that have taken place and exhibitions held. This has been made possible with a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Award.
2020 marks the end of the Battlefield Tour Program which worked with 2,000 secondary schools from across the country, taking nearly 8,500 students and teachers on a battlefield tour. The projects undertaken by those students reached more than 15 million people across the globe through the Legacy 110 community projects.
We have played a small part by sharing and extending our project in school and the community and have felt humbled and privileged to hear and share those stories. We hope that you feel the same.
Alice & Isabel
“Knowing the names and seeing the faces accentuates the enormous scale of death in the war-it takes it beyond numbers and into the lives of real people”
“The fact that it occurred so long ago is not an excuse to forget it, or the sacrifices made; the extraordinary level of fearlessness demonstrated should be viewed as heroic forevermore”
Photo of Melanie Watkins, British legion Woodstock Branch & Woodstock Memorial copyright Nicola Onions