Wheathampstead during the Great War 1914-20

           

 

This exhibition was part of the Wheathampstead History Society research project funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant.  

It was displayed on the 10th and 11th of November 2018 as part of the armistice centenary commemorations.

If you have any information or stories about people or relatives who lived in the parish during this period please contact us via: wheathampstead.atwar@gmail.com

 

Contents

(Click on the title below to open the exhibition poster)

Introduction

Then and now 

Those who served

Occupations

What regiments did local men serve in?

Where did you go in the war, Daddy?

Joining the Yeo

Father & sons

Pals battalion

Charlie Collins

Full military honours

Band of brothers

Last post

Conscription

Lucky escape

Bad timing

Victory!

Demob

Business as usual

Daisy, Daisy

Blackmore End

On the ration

Plough for victory

Women on the land

National school

Parish council

‘Giant' raid

Church and chapel

Raising the bridge?

Village bobby

Pubs and beer houses

The great and the good

Acknowledgements