Over the 2014-2018 commemoration period of The Great War, Wheatley Hill History Club was awarded two significant grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund – one to look at the life of local VC hero Thomas Kenny and the second to collect the responses of modern-day residents of the village to the atrocities of the war.
We worked alongside Lonely Tower Film and Media on both of these projects – one a documentary film and the other a unique multi-media experience using voices of local people reflecting on the meaning of war and what it meant to their ancestors who took part.
Both films feature local people and the History Club is proud of the part it has played in putting on the public record the significant contributions made by the people of our small village during the 1914-1918 war and also helping us reflect 100 years later, what their sacrifice was all about.
The work of the History Club will be available for future generations to realise individual involvements at the time of the war and also the response of the village 100 years later with the benefit of hindsight.
Here is a small taster of what you can expect
This is a fantastic legacy to be leaving behind.