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Nidderdale World War One centenary project

Pateley Bridge, circa 1914 (s)

Pateley Bridge, circa 1914 (s)

The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are looking for volunteers to help them research the impact the First World War had on the local area, its landscape and its communities.

Amanda Peacock, World War One project officer at the AONB, uncovered the picture featured on the front page which shows soldiers marching down School Hill in Pateley Bridge carrying rifles.

She said: “There is an officer on horseback in the middle of the group and another to the right of the picture. There are large crowds watching the march, all dressed in finery.”

Two volunteer recruitment events will be held as part of a three year Heritage Lottery Funded First World War Centenary Project. They will be held in Pateley Bridge Council Chamber on Monday, January 13, from 7pm to 8pm, and at Washburn Heritage Centre on Wednesday, January 15, from 7pm to 8pm. For more details about the events or to find out more about the project, please contact Amanda Peacock on 01423 551 664 or email amanda.peacock@harrogate.gov.uk

The aim of these events is to attract people from the local community with a personal or general interest in the First World War to come and find out about the project. It will also be an opportunity for people to consider volunteering for the project, by undertaking historical and archaeological research. Volunteers will be able to access training opportunities, learn new skills and their work will support the development of the project.

For more information about these events or to find out more about the project, please contact Amanda Peacock on 01423 551664 or at amanda.peacock@harrogate.gov.uk

 

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