Volunteers Required for World War 1 Project


The Cannock Chase AONB Partnership has been awarded nearly £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a project which focuses on interpreting Cannock Chase’s rich First World War heritage. To mark 100 years since the First World War, the project will see local people come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the people who built, serviced and stayed on the Brocton and Rugeley military camps during this time.
A team of volunteers will be recruited and trained to lead walks around the Chase, explaining the history and location of the camps to visitors. There will also be opportunities to volunteer in the Great War Hut, an original training hut used on the camp. A free information leaflet will also be launched that features information about the camps, how they were used and how visitors can access them, including a map and suggested walking routes.
If you think you might be interested in getting involved and volunteering for this project, why not come along to one of our coffee mornings/afternoons to find out more and register your interest. To confirm your attendance or for more details email our team on: cannockchaseww1@outlook.com or call our Project Officer on 07444171032.
Coffee mornings/afternoons:

Tuesday 24th March 10am – 12pm
The John O’Leary Education Room,
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Marquis Drive,
Hednesford, WS12 4PW

Saturday 18th April 11am – 2pm
Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road,
Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 1TD

Monday 27th April 1pm – 3pm
The Gatehouse Meeting Room,
The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, ST17 0WT

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