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Deepings First World War group gets £5,400 grant

Jill Thomas, Liz Parkinson, Maggie Ashcroft, Pauline Redshaw and Judy Stevens members of the Deeping 1st World War Commemeration Group. EMN-140620-162642009

Jill Thomas, Liz Parkinson, Maggie Ashcroft, Pauline Redshaw and Judy Stevens members of the Deeping 1st World War Commemeration Group. EMN-140620-162642009

A First World War commemoration group has secured more than £5,000 towards it project.

The Heritage Lottery Fund approved a bid from the Deepings First World War Commemoration Group, which covers Market Deeping, Deeping St James and West Deeping.

Members will get £5,400 to spent on remembering the people of the Deepings and how they were involved in the war. Group co-ordinator Judy Stevens said: “We are thrilled that with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund we will be able not only to pay tribute to the people from the Deepings who went to war, but also to provide an opportunity for people who have come to the area more recently to connect with our past and share ownership of the Deepings’ First World War heritage.”

The names of many who fought in the war are recorded on memorials and plaques in churches. But the project aims to find more details, present their stories and enable local people to appreciate the impact the war had on the Deepings community.

There will be an exhibition named The Deepings Remember 1914–1918 at the Community Centre in Market Deeping for the weekend of November 8 to 9.

Acting head of Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands Vanessa Harbar said “This is a well-planned project to commemorate the impact of the war on the Deepings.

“We trust it will provide people with a better understanding of the momentous events of 100 years ago and engage the community in researching the past.”

 

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