Children from three federated West Norfolk schools mark the culmination of their Heritage Lottery-funded project with a Remembrance concert in Downham Town Hall tonight, Tuesday, December 2.
St Germans Primary, Magdalen Village School and Wimbotsham and Stow Community School, all under headteacher Alison Hughes, have been working on the project finding out about the lives of those lost in the First World War from their villages and some of the fruits of their research will be featured. The concert will feature readings, poetry, dance and song of the period.
The performance starts at 7pm but visitors can arrive from 6.30 to see an exhibition put together by the schools and there will also be available the 60 files, one for each soldier who died from the villages. These contain details about the lives of the fallen, where they lived, what jobs they had (virtually all were farmworkers), when they joined up and where they served. The local molly dancers, the Ouse Washes, will dance alongside the children to WW1 songs and bugler Billy Wells will play the Last Post.