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“Living through World War One in three Norfolk Broadland Villages – Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf”. Since receiving a grant of just under £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund in January 2014 our project group has undertaken meticulous research to establish those men from the three villages who served in WW1 and who were fortunate enough to return to their homes after it was all over. Each of the three village churches have memorials to those men who were sadly killed (32 men) during the war – this project has provided a new memorial, situated in the New Victory Hall, Neatishead, for all those from our villages who served – 136 men in total.
Information on every man listed on our memorial plaque has been included on this website which was launched on Sunday 31st January 2016 at the project’s final Open Afternoon at the New Victory Hall, Neatishead.
This project was undertaken by Neatishead, Irstead and Barton Turf Community Heritage Group who are now organising monthly evening meetings and regular displays about other aspects of the history of the villages.
Battle of the Somme Commemoration Exhibition to remember the 12 men from our villages who paid the ultimate sacrifice was displayed during August 2016 at the Neatishead RAF Radar Museum, together with maps and information relating to the Battle itself and the Norfolk Regiments’ involvement in it.