Thursday 15th May is the launch of Rutland Remembers, a project to commemorate the 597 men and 3 women from Rutland, who lost their lives in the First World War. This has been an absolutely amazing project to work on here at 23ccc, and we are truly excited about revealing the website to the outside world!
Rutland Remembers is the brainchild of Jim Buchanan & Claire Gibson from Wing and Bob Pickwoad from Barrowden and has been supported by the The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Rutland County Council, the individuals involved and here at 23ccc. Visit: www.rutlandremembers.org
No matter where you live, you can get involved with the project. The aim of the project is to not only build up the information held on The Fallen and the locations they are remembered, but also to visit each and every grave or memorial between 2014 – 2018.
The website shares stories and photos about the First World War in Rutland, all of which you can contribute to.
You can add photos, share stories, log your visit to the memorial and ‘watch’ the page of The Fallen you are following to hear other people’s stories and see their contributions. You really can get lost in the website, it is packed with information and pointers to get you going!
You can search for The Fallen by their forename, surname or origin (the place in Rutland they or their family came from). The Locations where The Fallen are remembered can also be searched by village, town or country.
A personal connection
The project has also got a personal connection to 23ccc too, as Matt is related to two of The Fallen, a few of the screenshots below are of his Great-Great Uncle, Sergeant Eljiah Thompson. The detail page shows the contribution that Matt’s family have already made, by way of adding information, photos and logging their visit to Elijah’s memorial in France.
We hope you can get involved and start to share your information!