Men on the Gates

 

Qube Arts has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Men on the Gates’ commemorating the centenary of WW1.

The project will research and document the lives and stories of the men commemorated on the Oswestry War Memorial Gates. Oswestry’s role in WW1 and beyond will be fully researched through the lives of the ‘Men on the Gates’, to commemorate their sacrifice and ensure their memory is not lost to future generations.

An important railway town, Oswestry played a substantial role during WW1, it also had one of the largest military training camps at Park Hall. The ‘Men on the Gates’ project plans to create a comprehensive heritage resource for future generations documenting Oswestry’s role during the conflict. The final research will link to national archives through an interactive website and printed publications.

Would you like to get involved?

Qube is looking for volunteers to help with the huge task of researching over 300 names listed on the gates. If you would like to get involved please get in touch on 01691 656882 or art@qube-oca.org.uk. Alternatively, come and have a chat with our Project Researcher at one of our drop-in sessions, every Friday at Qube between 10am and 2pm.

Do you have an ancestor commemorated on the War Memorial Gates?

Qube is inviting anyone with stories, photos, artefacts and personal testimony’s to come along to our Friday drop-ins and share them with us.

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