A Surrey project to immortalise the experiences of Surrey residents on the front line and at home during the First World War has won a grant of almost £460,000.
Surrey Heritage, which is part of the county council, has received the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project called Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers.
The scheme, which commemorates the Centenary of the First World War, will be used to explain how the conflict changed Surrey and the lives of its residents.
It will enable people of all ages to get involved as volunteers to do research into the impact of the war on the county and the experiences of those who served on the home front and overseas.
Surrey’s memories and heritage will be preserved through photographs, newspaper clippings, documents and letters on a new website.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services…
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