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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BRADFORD ARMISTICE 100

Undercliffe Needs You! to help commemorate the 275 WW1 casualties remembered at Undercliffe. We are looking for schools, college students and community groups to help create, design and take part in our activities on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of November.

We are seeking willing volunteers to engage with us and be part of the event.

We need 275 pupils to plant a cross in memory of a named WW1 soldier. The crosses will form a small Field of Remembrance to the fallen Bradfordians. The ceremony will be an integral part of the service at 11.00am on Friday 9th November, which will be attended by  The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire and The Lord Mayor of Bradford.

We are also seeking art-work, poems, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia  and your family stories. Help us share and record how the  end of The Great War impacted on  the ordinary people of Bradford

On Saturday we are also planning a WW1  Armistice Tea  and we need, amongst other things, miles of bunting! There will be cakes, a brass band, songs, drama and poetry. If you want to contribute, perform or help in any way please get in touch.

Schools and Colleges 

It’s a brilliant chance to study and explore the conflict in relation to Bradford and the wider society.Together with The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)  there is an opportunity for discussions and talks about the impact and contribution from the Muslim and Sikh communities across the globe, who  paid the same high price for their service.

There are many different parts of the curriculum that are relevant and can be applied in the lead up to this event.We have a wealth of study aids  including films and documentaries. The Lodge itself can be used as a classroom, which has disabled access and toilet facilities. The site itself is 26 acres and again there is good wheelchair access to the majority of the site.

Please get in touch.

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