Cannock Chase Camps History Workshop

Photo by Graham Walker

Photo by Graham Walker

The final event of the Reaching Out Arms project features a free workshop that will delve into Cannock Chase’s First World War history.

After receiving funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015, The Friends of Cannock Chase, in partnership with Cannock Chase AONB, received a further £9,500 to deliver the second stage of the Reaching Out Arms – The Story of WWI on Cannock Chase project.

In the final stage of the project, the organisers are running a workshop at Staffordshire Records Office on Saturday 24 September from 10am to 12noon.

Trevor Warburton, from the Friends of Cannock Chase, said: “Our Cannock Chase Camps History Workshop will give participants a chance to see original documents from the First World War and to get help on how to begin their own research of the archives.

“Amongst our findings are documents that relate to soldiers who trained at Brocton and Rugeley Camp, which give us a fascinating insight into what life was like at this time.”

Booking is essential and free spaces will be given on a first come, first served basis.

To book your free place on the Cannock Chase Camps History Workshop, please call the Project Organiser on 07984333343. If you are interested in the WWI project team coming to speak to your community group, find out more by emailing

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