World War 1 Project

*Their War, Our History!*

A grant was received from the Neighbourhood Budgets of the three Belmont County Councillors to fund a World War 1 Project entitled “Their War, Our History.”   The project officer is Erika Denholm, who has organised a series of events and projects:

  • First Shots War Talk and Social Event
  • Primary Schools Summer Holiday Programme
  • Lights Out Evening
  • Summer Fair
  • Belmont Duke of Edinburgh Award WW1 Project
  • Laurel Avenue Primary School “Tea Club” WW1 Project
  • Gilesgate Community Centre WW1 Project for young people
  • Grand Day Out to Beamish Museum to see the Durham Pals and WW1 Commemorative Displays
  • War Memorial Presentations from local Children and Young People
  • Tea Party for Older Residents in Belmont
  • Year 7 Students from Belmont Community School “Christmas Day Truce” Performance
  • Tea Party for Older Residents in Gilesgate
  • “Muddy choir” Youth Group visit

A WW1 Research Group has been formed to document the history of Belmont during the 1914 – 1918 period.

More events are planned with schools, visits to Heugh Battery on the Hartlepool Headland and the National Memorial Arboretum, an essay competition, composition of a Belmont Anthem and a re-print of the Belmont War Memorial booklet.

For more information call Erika on 07743246803.

Have a look at the WW1 events! ww1-events-update-october-2016