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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

Call for volunteers to unearth the story of Wilfred Owen’s military training camp

An army of volunteers is needed to help uncover the secrets of a former Surrey military camp where renowned war poet Wilfred Owen penned a prelude to his famous ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. A century after Owen trained for First World War service at the camp near Godalming, Surrey County Council’s archeological unit is leading … Continue reading

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