World War I – Wing Remembers

On the 8th November 2014 the Heritage Group held its very first exhibition, Wing Remembers WWI.

Here you can explore the photographs, artefacts and research carried out by the group.

Wing Heritage Group would like to thank the following people and groups, as without them the event would not have been possible!

Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeology and Heritage Society for the loan of the photos of Leighton and Linslade during WWI

Western Front Association for the freebies and display

All Saint’s Church for running the cafe

Published poet Caroline Davies for her talk on tracing war graves and reading her poems

Helen McGwyre for reading her latest story

Those who kindly donated artefacts for the event

Wing Community Library for running the Ancestry in the library so visitors could trace their relatives

And finally Peter Roe, ex-617 Squadron, for taking on the role of Recruiting Officer for the day!

We will be holding other commemorative events during the next 3 years so please get in touch if you have something you would like to share with us. Thank you.

WWI The Beginning, Event Photos, Artefacts, Enlistment,

Buckinghamshire Battalion Force, Underage Soldiers,

Voluntary Aid Detachments 

You can also view the Wing Parish Magazines from 1914 to 1918 at http://www.wingatwar.org as well as other details relating to the war that has been collated by our Chair, Sarah Roe.

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2 thoughts on “World War I – Wing Remembers

  1. Stuart Antrobus says:

    For Wing Heritage History Group
    I am a retired adult education tutor in social history and am currently clearing put research papers from the time when I used to teach WEA courses in Beds and Bucks.
    I once ran a course at Wing Village Hall entitled “Wing at War” about life in the area during the Second World War.
    It occurred to me that you might like to have my file in case it proved to be useful in alerting the History Group to useful sources and primary material should you wish to mount a display in 2019 commemorating WW2 locally.
    Is there a particular member of your group with an interest in the WW2 Home Front ? I would be prepared to pop over to Wing Library on Saturday 2nd September during your Family History Group’s morning session.
    Please confirm you have received this email and suggest a time which would suit you for me to hand over the file and, perhaps, give me the name of someone (& Tel. No.) who would look after it on behalf of the History Group.
    Best wishes,
    Stuart Antrobus,
    31 Grosvenor St., Bedford, MK42 0PL. Tel. 01234 261245
    stuartantrobus@btinternet.com

    • shj46 says:

      Dear Stuart
      Thank you for your message. That would be amazing and very kind of you. I am Chair of the group and will be there on Saturday. I am a historian and responsible for the Wing at War website, and look after our archive. I have plans to do the same for WWII in 2019 as I did for WWI in 2014, so any extra details would be fantastic. I look forward to meeting you on Saturday.
      Kind regards
      Sarah Roe
      Chair, Wing Heritage Group

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