Update On 'Heroes Of Chiswick' Project
Major exhibition planned on WW1 soldiers from this area
They've uncovered soldiers' letters home, newspaper articles, photographs and much more - all of which they look forward to sharing in the major exhibition on June 14th at St. Michael's Church , Elmwood Road, Chiswick W4 3DY.
In February, Revered Martine Oborne was delighted to welcome a visit from Sallie Vallins, the niece of two of the soldiers named on the war memorial – Leslie Coombs and Frank Coombs. Sallie was kind enough to share her families' story in a recording for Steve Newbold, the Volunteer Researcher who traced Sallie.
Members of St. Michael’s Youth Club have done their bit too, by taking part in a film-making session in which they interviewed Chiswick residents about their family histories and First World War-era objects, including old family photographs, war medals, and WW1 soldier’s dog tags.
They would welcome contact from other local people who have First World War-era objects or family stories they'd like to be recorded and documented on the Heroes of Chiswick website.
Get in touch with Steve Rolling the project manager at; firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an amazing project to commemorate the people of this era and their lives.
Church website; http://www.stmichaels-elmwoodroad.org/
March 20, 2014