Lottery funding boost for war centenary project

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 May 2014

This picture of Uphill was taken by David Winship and submitted to weston.iwitness24.co.uk

This picture of Uphill was taken by David Winship and submitted to weston.iwitness24.co.uk

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THE stories of soldiers from a North Somerset village who served during World War One will be told thanks to a £6,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Uphill Village Society put in a bid for the funding to commemorate the war’s centenary.

The four-year project aims to explore the lives of those from the village who went to war and share the research with people in the area.

The society has provided £1,000 of its own funds to put towards the project.

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, Uphill Primary and Westhaven Schools will be invited to take part.

Every able-bodied man in Uphill joined the war effort between 1914 and 1918. Of those, 19 men died in active service.

People from Uphill are being asked to share the stories, letters and photographs from their relatives to build up a comprehensive picture.

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