War Memorials Trust
 

Events 2009

War Memorials Trust held or attended a number of events in 2009. Details can be found below:

9th December 2009 Talk to Methodist Church Group, Lincolnshire

A talk about the work of the Trust was given to members of the Bourne Methodist Church Group by Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs.

3rd December 2009 Talk to Glencairn History Group, Dumfries

Regional Volunteer, Paul Goodwin, gave a talk about the work of the Trust to members of the Glencairn History Group at the Moniavie Institute.

2nd December 2009 Looking After War Memorials and War Memorial Conservation conferences, Newcastle

For details of this event please visit the conferences section of the website.

13th November 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Ruddington branch, Nottinghamshire

A talk about the work of War Memorials Trust was given to members of the Ruddington branch of the Western Front Association by Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs.

11th November 2009 Book launch, Dumfries

Paul Goodwin, Regional Volunteer, attended the book launch of 'Keir war memorial and parish memories'.

11th November 2009 Talk to Market Harborough Historical Society, Leicestershire

Denis Kenyon, Regional Volunteer for Leicestershire, gave the members of the Market Harborough Society a presentation about war memorials in the UK and the work of the Trust to preserve them.

11th November 2009 Talk to Dalry School, Dalry, Dumfries

Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin gave a talk to primary and secondary school pupils about the importance of war memorials and the role of War Memorials Trust.

4th November 2009 Talk to U3A Group, Lincolnshire

Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs gave a talk about War Memorials Trust to the U3A Group in Stamford.

3rd November 2009 Talk to Peterborough Museum Society, Cambridgeshire

Tony Stubbs, Regional Volunteer, gave a talk to members of the Peterborough Museum Society which included information about the Trust's work.

30th October - 13th November 2009 Exhibition at Melton Mowbray library, Leicestershire

Regional Volunteer Trevor Hearn arranged an exhibition with information about the work of War Memorials Trust at the Melton Mowbray library.

28th October 2009 Talk to Wanstead Family History Group, London

Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs gave a presentation about the work of the Trust preserving war memorials in the UK.

28th October 2009 Talk to Galashiels History Group, Scottish Borders

Alex McCue, Regional Volunteer for the Scottish Borders, gave a talk to members of the Galashiels History Group about Robert Lorimer and also included information about War Memorials Trust.

20th October 2009 Talk to Dalry Good Neighbours Club, Ayrshire

Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin gave members of the Dalry Good Neighbours Club a talk about local war memorials which have been helped through the Trust's grant schemes.

20th October 2009 Talk to Royal British Legion Bingham branch, Nottinghamshire

Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs gave a talk to the members of the Bingham branch of the Royal British Legion in which he explained about the work of War Memorials Trust.

11th October 2009 Imperial War Museum Duxford Autumn Air Show, Cambridgeshire

IWM Duxford Air Show © WMT, 2009On Sunday 11th October six Regional Volunteers and Trust Administrator, Nancy Treves, braved a wet and windy day to promote the work of the charity at the Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Autumn Air Show.  Despite the weather, thousands of visitors of all ages and nationalities made the journey to the museum which is based at a former Second World War airfield just south of Cambridge.  The Trust representatives distributed over 600 copies of the Bulletin to visitors, answered numerous questions about the charity and war memorials and sold packs of the Trust’s 2009 Christmas cards. The event was a great success and the Trust’s presence generated interest in the work of the charity and the importance of preserving the UK’s war memorial heritage.

30th September 2009 Rededication of Hoby war memorial, Leicestershire

Regional Volunteer Chris Stephens represented the Trust at the rededication ceremony for the All Saints Church war memorial.

27th September 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Offord Cluney branch, Cambridgeshire

Tony Stubbs, Regional Volunteer for Lincolnshire, gave a presentation to the members of the Offord Cluney branch of the Western Front Association which included information about the work of War Memorials Trust.

24th September 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Spalding branch, Lincolnshire

A talk about the work of the Trust was given by Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs.

15th September 2009 Talk to North Wirral Inner Wheel Club, Wirral

Merseyside Regional Volunteer Ian Chapman gave a presentation to the members of the North Wirral Inner Wheel Club about the Trust.

14th September 2009 Talk to Royal British Legion Chatteris branch, Cambridgeshire

Regional Volunteer Tony Stubbs gave a talk to the members of the Chatteris branch of the Royal British Legion about war memorials and the work of the Trust.

12th September 2009 Gateshead Family History Fair, Tyne and Wear

The work of War Memorials Trust was promoted by Regional Volunteer Janet Brown at the Gateshead Family History Fair.

1st September 2009 Talk to Bath History Group, Somerset

A talk about the Trust was given to the members of the Bath History Group by Regional Volunteer William Hanna.

29th August 2009 Talk to Scottish Borders History Group, Scottish Borders

Alex McCue, Regional Volunteer for the Scottish Borders, gave a talk about war memorials in this area of Scotland and the work of War Memorials Trust.

1st August 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Dorset and South Wiltshire branch, Dorset

A Trust Regional Volunteer gave a presentation to members of the Dorset and South Wiltshire Western Front Association about War Memorials Trust and the charity's work to preserve war memorials in the UK.

15th July 2009 Looking after war memorials and war memorial conservation conferences, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

For details of this event please visit the conferences section of the website.

13th July 2009 AGM, London

Chairman Algy Cluff addressing the AGM © WMT 2009War Memorials Trust held its AGM at the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms. The meeting was attended by 55 members, supporters, guests, Patrons, Trustees and staff. War Memorials Trust Chairman Algy Cluff and Treasurer Roger Bardell addressed the meeting before a lively question and answer session. Following the meeting refreshments were taken during which further discussion took place. Those in attendance were then able to visit the museum. War Memorials Trust would like to thank the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms for allowing the Trust to hold its meeting at what was a wonderful and interesting venue. Copies of the minutes have been distributed to those who attended and members wishing to obtain a copy should email info@warmemorials.org.

11th July 2009 South West Area Group of Family History Societies Fair, Somerset

Regional Volunteer Geoff Allan distrbuted information about the work of War Memorials Trust at this event in Weston Super Mare.

3rd July 2009 Rededication of Hanworthy war memorial, Dorset

WM3401 Hanworthy war memorial © C Moreton, 2009Chris Moreton, Regional Volunteer for Dorset, attended the rededication of the war memorial at St Michael's Church in Hanworthy.

 

 

2nd July 2009 Thurnscoe war memorial rededication, South Yorkshire

Regional Volunteer Peter Bennett represented War Memorials Trust at the rededication of the Thurnscoe war memorial following a successful restoration project.

1st July 2009 Wreath laying at Thiepval, France

A wreath from War Memorials Trust was laid by a member of the charity at the annual Thiepval remembrance service.

28th June 2009 King's Sutton rededication service, Oxfordshire

Regional Volunteer Malcolm Thomas represented War Memorials Trust at the rededication of the relocated King's Sutton war memorial.

27th June 2009 Yorkshire Family History Fair, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Family History Fair © WMT, 2009The Trust’s Administrator, Nancy Treves, and Regional Volunteers Anne Brook and Mike Coyle represented the charity at the Yorkshire Family History Fair. The event was held at the Knavesmire Exhibition Centre at York Racecourse and is one of the biggest in the family history calendar. Family History Societies from the surrounding areas were all represented as well as those from further afield, such as the Cornwall Family History Society, and national organisations, such as the National Archives and the Western Front Association. The day was an extremely busy one with a large number of the attendees visiting the Trust’s stand to find out more about the charity. Many took the time to tell us stories about their local war memorials and to explain how important they think the work of the Trust is. The Trust hopes that the event has raised awareness of the charity and we would like to thank Anne and Mike for giving their time and energy to help at the event.

27th June 2009 Dumfries Family History Fair, Dumfries

Literature about the Trust was distributed by Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin at the Dumfries Family History Fair.

22nd June - 10th July 2009 Exhibition at Melton Mowbray library, Leicestershire

Regional Volunteer Trevor Hearn arranged an exhibition with information about the work of War Memorials Trust at the Melton Mowbray library.

14th June 2009 Rededication of Jacksdale war memorial, Nottinghamshire

Rachel Farrand, Regional Volunteer for Nottinghamshire, represented War Memorials Trust at this service to rededicate the Jacksdale war memorial after restoration work was completed.

11th June 2009 Unveiling and rededication at St Joseph's College, Dumfries and Galloway

Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin represented the Trust at the unveiling of a new war memorial and the rededication of the existing war memorials at St Joseph's College.

5th June 2009 Collingwood memorial service, Dorset

War Memorials Trust was represented by Regional Volunteer Sara Grayson at this annual service of remembrance.

28th May 2009 Talk to Dalry School, Ayrshire

Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin accompanied a group of pupils to the Dumfries war memorial exhibition and gave a talk about the importance of preserving war memorials.

23rd and 24th May 2009 Bury wartime weekend, Lancashire

Carol Stephens, Regional Volunteer, promoted the work of War Memorials Trust by distributing the charity's literature and talking to visitors at this event.

22nd May 2009 Talk to Dalry Heritage Group, Ayrshire

Dumfries and Galloway Regional Volunteer Paul Goodwin gave a talk to the members of the Dalry Heritage Group about the memorials of Glenkens and War Memorials Trust.

20th May 2009 Listing of Earby war memorial, Lancashire

Lancashire Regional Volunteer, Carol Stephens, represented the Trust at a celebration to mark the listing of the Earby war memorial.

16th and 17th May 2009 Belvoir Castle Steam Fair, Lincolnshire

One of the Trust's Regional Volunteers, Trevor Hearn, represented the charity at this annual event in Bourne and distributed information about War Memorials Trust to visitors.

1st May 2009 Gressenhall Roots Family History Fair, Norfolk

Norfolk Regional Volunteers June and Jim Marriage promoted War Memorials Trust at the Gressenhall Family History Fair by distributing Trust literature and talking to visitors about the work of the charity.

28th April 2009 Talk to Leicester History Group, Leicestershire

Regional Volunteer Chris Stephens gave a talk about the diverse range of war memorials in the UK and the Trust's work to preserve them.

26th April 2009 Flora London Marathon, London

Andy Dobson with Trustee Jane Furlong © WMT, 2009The morning of Sunday 26th April saw 35,000 excited runners gathering on Blackheath for the start of the Flora London Marathon 2009. Amongst the crowds was War Memorials Trust’s only runner, Andy Dobson, wearing a green and white running vest emblazoned with the charity logo and his nickname ‘Dobbo’ to encourage spectators to shout their support. It also featured the number 147 in remembrance of Andy’s friend, Major Nick Bateson, who was the 147th serviceman to be killed in Iraq.  Andy completed his first Marathon in a very impressive 4 hours 8 minutes 47 seconds and managed to raise almost £2,000 for which the Trust is very grateful.  For the Trust to participate in what is the largest annual fundraising event in the world is a great opportunity to raise funds and also awareness of our work.

14th April 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Cheltenham and Gloucester branch, Gloucestershire

Regional Volunteer Phil Curme gave a presentation to the members of the Cheltenham and Gloucester branch of the Western Front Association which included information about the work of War Memorials Trust.

18th March 2009 Unveiling of plaque at Loch Skerrow war memorial, Dumfries

Paul Goodwin, Trust Regional Volunteer, attending the unveiling of a new plaque on the Loch Skerrow war memorial cairn in memory of a Canadian pilot.

13th March 2009 Talk to Royal British Legion Uckfield branch, East Sussex

The Trust's Conservation Officer, Joanna Sanderson, gave a presentation to the members of the Uckfield branch of the Royal British Legion about the Trust's work and the importance of monitoring the condition of war memorials.

22nd February 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Cambridgeshire branch, Cambridgeshire

Phil Curme, Trust Regional Volunteer, spoke to the Western Front Association about War Memorials Trust.

21st January 2009 Talk to Western Front Association Avon and Bath branch, Bristol

A presentation which included information about the work of War Memorials Trust was given by Phil Curme, Regional Volunteer for Somerset.

20th January 2009 Reception at Clarence House, London

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with 2009 London Marathon runner Andy Dobson © Paul Burns Photography Ltd 2008HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, hosted a reception at Clarence House for War Memorials Trust supporters and volunteers. Those in attendance included Area Vice Patrons, some of the Trust's Regional Volunteers from across the UK, representatives of organisations that have supported the charity, other volunteers including an entrant for the 2009 London Marathon, Trustees and staff.

20th January 2009 Talk to Dalry Womens Rural Institute, Ayrshire

Paul Goodwin, Regional Volunteer for Dumfries and Galloway, spoke to members of the Dalry Womens Rural Institute about the importance of war memorials.

15th January 2009 Talk to Clevedon Civic Society, Somerset

Trust Regional Volunteer Phil Curme gave a talk to the society about war memorials and the work of the Trust.

11th January 2009 Talk to Royal British Legion South East County Conference, Surrey

The Trust's Administrator, Nancy Treves, gave a presentation to the conference delegates at this event in Selburst about the work of War Memorials Trust and outlined ways in which the charity can help with the preservation of war memorials.

 

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