Craven Community Projects Group (CPPG) is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a grant from The Craven Trust. This award will contribute towards the cost of hosting www.cpgw.org.uk The Craven Trust supports community projects in the Craven area. This covers parts of North and West Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, which make up the northern part of […]
Author Archive | Craven's Part In The Great War
The redevelopment of the Craven’s Part In The Great War website is now well underway. As part of our upcoming launch the project will deliver an outreach programme of complementary workshops and events throughout Craven in 2015 to engage with different audiences and to promote the website.
Craven Community Projects Group is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a grant of £18,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to re-engineer Craven’s Part in the Great War.
2014 is the centenary of the First World War and Craven’s local newspaper, The Craven Herald, is keen to hear from people across the district who have stories to tell about their own families’ involvement in the conflict.
It is now over 4 years since we first launched the website in November 2006. Little did we realise when we started work on the project in the last months of 2005 that we would still be hard at it in June 2010! But we have at last reached the stage where we can honestly […]
The book not only traces the lives of all 340 servicemen – killed in both the First and Second World Wars from Arkengarhdale, Swaledale, Langstrothdale, Littondale and Wharfedale – but also attempts to place them back into the Dales that they would have been familiar with.
A new book featuring Craven and the Great War has been written by Ermysted’s teacher Steven Howarth, it is entitled ‘A Grammar School at War – the Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’. The Grammar School was one of the major secondary schools of the Skipton and Craven district of Yorkshire at […]
In 1914, the British Army fielded an Expeditionary Force of seven divisions totalling 150,000 men in support of France and Belgium. From these modest beginnings over seven million men eventually volunteered or were conscripted. Nearly a million of them came from the Empire and Dominions. British Army Handbook is a highly illustrated and comprehensive guide […]
The founders of the Khaki Chums, Taff Gillingham and Kev Smith, are both collectors of Uniforms and Equipment and, in keeping with many others of the ‘anorak’ variety, would often bemoan the lack of accurate military detail in film, television or theatre productions.
On Saturday 31st March, Craven Community Projects Group has invited professional actors from the Leeds Royal Armouries Museum to present three dramatic interpretations and different views of The Great War in the Octagon Theatre at Grassington Town Hall.