Lest We Forget Collection Day

Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

Lest We Forget Collection Day

Event / Workshop, club or activity
Dorking, Surrey, England
04/05/2019 - 04/05/2019

Lest We Forget is a nationwide initiative, led by the University of Oxford and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which aims to recognise and record those stories, objects, and memories from the First World War that survive – not in museum collections or history books – but in the hearts and homes of the very people and families affected. Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to Dorking Museum on Saturday 4th May 12pm – 4pm to be recorded and added to the freely-available, online archive. Our volunteers will welcome you and help record your story and photograph your objects. Subject experts from the Western Front Association will be on hand to help identify objects and shed light on family stories. If you have a large collection of items, please mail us at [email protected] and we can arrange to see you on a day of your choice. Please do not bring any weapons or potentially dangerous objects to the Digital Collection Day.

Suitable for
Any age
Free of charge

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  1. Gordon Francis

    We are interested in coming to the somme film day on 02/07 2016 can we please be advise when tickets are available and the cost of these please.
    Ilook forward to hearing from you soon

    • Imogen Middleton

      Thank you for your interest in our screening of the Battle of the Somme film. The event will be free and registration for tickets will be available on the website soon – keep your eyes peeled!

    • Hello,

      Registration for the Battle of the Somme film screening in Wimbledon is now possible. Please visit the News page of the Carved in Stone website (www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone) for the event details.
      If you would like to attend, please email the Carved in Stone team at: [email protected]

      Thank you Surrey in the Great War for promoting the event. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

  2. We are holding an event on the weekend of Nov 17th & 18th .n Hale Village Hall, Wings Road, Upper Hale. GU9 0NN. Entitled The Village Remembers.
    A display of the details of the 113 men from Hale who died during WW1. Plus other displays. 10-30am – 4pm on both days. The Last Post and lowering of the Standard will take place at 4pm on both days.

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