Southend Museum exhibition in £77k First World War commemoration

Echo: Commemoration such as this one at Eastwood Primary School will be held in Southend over the next four years Commemoration such as this one at Eastwood Primary School will be held in Southend over the next four years

MORE than £77,000 has been funnelled into Southend’s commemoration of the start of the First World War.

Museum exhibition ‘Southend and the Great War’ will be just one event in a programme funded by £77,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Running from August 2 to February 21, it will document the role that Southend played in the war with themes around the Home Front, Zeppelins over Southend, ‘spy fever’ and prison ships moored off the pier.

Armed Forces Day events will also be held over three days with a schools’ day on June 27, a parade and concerts on June 28 and activities on the seafront on June 29.

The funding will also go towards employing an outreach officer for 18 months to work with schools and the community in marking the centenary.

The council’s culture spokesman Derek Jarvis said: “We are privileged and delighted to have received this support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“It will allow us to remember the role Southend played in the war, commemorate the residents of Southend who lost their lives and run a series of community based events over the next four years. ”

A full events schedule and more details will be announced shortly.

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6:44pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also
remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete.
Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete. Nowthatsworthknowing
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8:57pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Nebs says...

Prison ships off the pier, now there is an idea.
Prison ships off the pier, now there is an idea. Nebs
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3:01pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also
remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete.
The phrase "multiculturalism" wasn't around then.

But of course they should be remembered. I'm all for the Commonwealth and people who put themselves on the line for our freedom.

Race and culture doesn't come into it. I never have - and never will - have a problem with anyone who puts themselves on the line for the good of their fellow human beings. Respectful, decent and brave people will always be welcome in society.

All such people are to be respected and admired, regardless of origin.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete.[/p][/quote]The phrase "multiculturalism" wasn't around then. But of course they should be remembered. I'm all for the Commonwealth and people who put themselves on the line for our freedom. Race and culture doesn't come into it. I never have - and never will - have a problem with anyone who puts themselves on the line for the good of their fellow human beings. Respectful, decent and brave people will always be welcome in society. All such people are to be respected and admired, regardless of origin. Kim Gandy
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3:08pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also
remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete.
The phrase "multiculturali
sm" wasn't around then.

But of course they should be remembered. I'm all for the Commonwealth and people who put themselves on the line for our freedom.

Race and culture doesn't come into it. I never have - and never will - have a problem with anyone who puts themselves on the line for the good of their fellow human beings. Respectful, decent and brave people will always be welcome in society.

All such people are to be respected and admired, regardless of origin.
Nor was the term Right Wing, so don't start to marr this wonderous thread, with your usual twisted views on ethnic minorities.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Hoping those adorning themselves with the obvious British Khaki uniforms, also remember the foreign forces of the Commonwealth, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Multiculturalism has to be represented, so that the remembrance is complete.[/p][/quote]The phrase "multiculturali sm" wasn't around then. But of course they should be remembered. I'm all for the Commonwealth and people who put themselves on the line for our freedom. Race and culture doesn't come into it. I never have - and never will - have a problem with anyone who puts themselves on the line for the good of their fellow human beings. Respectful, decent and brave people will always be welcome in society. All such people are to be respected and admired, regardless of origin.[/p][/quote]Nor was the term Right Wing, so don't start to marr this wonderous thread, with your usual twisted views on ethnic minorities. Nowthatsworthknowing
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3:11pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

One of the uniform items worn by the British Tommy, during the First war, and was unique to the British, was the Puttee, worn over the boot, and wound around the leg, stopping under the knee, originating from the Indian culture.
One of the uniform items worn by the British Tommy, during the First war, and was unique to the British, was the Puttee, worn over the boot, and wound around the leg, stopping under the knee, originating from the Indian culture. Nowthatsworthknowing
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