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Surrey fire chief to lead civilian services at national Remembrance Sunday parade

Surrey’s fire chief is to lead members of the civilian services at the national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday. Steve Owen-Hughes (pictured right) has been asked to lead one of two detachments of the Civilian Services Contingent, made up of staff from the fire, police, ambulance and prison services, as well as St … Continue reading

New website launches to immortalise Surrey’s Great War story

People with stories or photographs of Surrey in the Great War are being urged to help create a lasting digital memorial to the county’s role during the conflict. Surrey Heritage, part of Surrey County Council, has launched a new website to document the experiences of Surrey residents during the First World War – both on … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp; Fire station opening doors to public; New first aid course for schools

Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp A Canadian rugby team playing in an international competition running alongside the World Cup has visited a former Surrey military camp to learn about their First World War ancestors. The Canadian Defence Rugby Team took a tour of Witley Camp, near Guildford, where volunteers recently participated in an archaeological … Continue reading

Princess Royal opens woodland marking First World War centenary

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks was among dignitaries who welcomed The Princess Royal to the opening of woodland created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The Woodland Trust’s 640-acre site near Epsom, features more than 200,000 trees planted to create an enduring memorial. It is situated between Woodcote Park … Continue reading

Surrey First World War project wins £460,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

A Surrey project to immortalise the experiences of Surrey residents on the front line and at home during the First World War has won a grant of almost £460,000. Surrey Heritage, which is part of the county council, has received the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project called Surrey in the … Continue reading

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