All Saints Church

All Saints Church, officially All Saints with Holy Trinity is the Church of England parish church of the town of … More

Loughborough Carillon

There were many memorials created across the towns and villages of Charnwood, these included outdoor memorials as well as those … More

Food and Food Shortages

Fit men were sent to the battle fields and horses were requisitioned to transport equipment. A few men who were … More

The Role of Sport

It will be a surprise to very few to know that sport in Loughborough, both immediately prior to and during … More

Zeppelin Raids

About eight o’clock in the evening of Monday January 31st 1916, the people of Loughborough were startled and amazed by … More

Loughborough Now and Then

The market town of Loughborough had been expanding rapidly during the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries as rural populations … More


In 2014, as the centenary of World War One approached, it was recognised that the war memorials of All Saints … More

The Book of Remembrance

Work was completed on the project’s Book of Remembrance in March 2017 – one book will reside in All Saint’s Church, one in the Carillon Tower War…

Old Billy Workshop

Old Billy’ an interactive workshop programme was used to engage children and adults across the community. The aim of Old … More

Card Workshop

Many workshops were held with different groups – the one above was based on the many cards sent backwards and … More

Discussion Based Dinners

We held a series of discussion based dinners about a range of subjects relating to the war. The dinners give the … More

Re-siting the Memorials

The conservation and re-siting process constituted a good third of the project both in terms of expenditure and effort. Charnwood … More

Service of Re-dedication

The afternoon of Sunday 19th April 2015 saw a service of re-dedication in Loughborough to mark the re-positioning of the … More

The Road to War

Our first large scale event was ‘The Road to War’ featuring a mix of works by local groups and the … More

Public Launch

The public launch of the project took place at Charnwood Arts’ Picnic in the Park event in June 2014 with performances by the new Tommy Atkin’s Band

Attitude Survey

An attitude survey took place at Loughborough’s Fearon Hall early in the project to gain a snapshot of views towards the war and the project

Memorial Concert

This event was developed in collaboration with the Charnwood Orchestra conducted by Nic Fallowfield and focused on works written in connection with the period of WW1.

General Haig

Public War Debate

“Haig – has history been fair” this was the startint point of the debate that brought to life the complexities of the great war.

Charnwood GWCP Peace Vigil

Billed as “an invitation to all to provide, share and take part in arts, music, poetry, meditation, silence and reflection” the peace vigil drew people from all over Charnwood of all denominations and faiths to All Saints Church.

Great War Schools Conference

On 13th November 2015 Loughborough Grammar School hosted a conference inviting local schools’ older students to a conference addressing key controversial issues of the Great War