The Royal Borough’s For King and Country project is tasked with finding the stories behind those that died during the Great War and are named on the 200+ war memorials. A dedicated team of volunteers are researching the lives of the soldiers that gave their life during the Great War.
Over the next year we have an exciting programme of talks, guided walks, exhibitions, drama workshops/performance and school visits to commemorate the role that people from Windsor, Maidenhead and the surrounding villages had during the Great War.
To help in our quest to uncover the stories we have launched our For King and Country Roadshows.
If you live in Eton Wick or the surrounding villages, we’d love to see any Great War artefacts or memorabilia you have hidden away at home.
Bring them along to our free Heritage Lottery Funded Roadshow where we photograph, scan, or record the stories behind special objects you and your families have held on to for a century.
It could be a letter, a photograph, something more unusual, for example trench art; or even a snatch of story which has been passed down through your family.
You can chat with local history experts; research your own family history on Ancestry.com completely free of charge with the help of the Berkshire Family History Society; and record this piece of your heritage for safe storage on the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum archive.
We held our first Roadshow at Maidenhead Heritage Centre last month. We were privileged to discover a First World War pilot’s helmet, parts from the very first Zeppelin to be shot down, trench art, letters and also a wonderful collection of embroidered postcards.
What will be discovered in Eton Wick? To find out visit our Roadshow on Saturday 25th April 9.30am to 1.00pm at Eton Wick Village Hall.
For more information about the Roadshow or any other For King and Country news visit www.fkac.info or call 01753 743947