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Worcestershire World War One Hundred

This Project came together in 2011 under the auspices of the then Worcester mayor, David Tibbutt, as an attempt to make sure plans were co-ordinated across all the different sorts of organisations and individuals who would be interested in commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Since then Roger Berry and now Pat Agar have continued to facilitate the Project as many more people have joined up, so to speak!

The Steering Group has links with the key areas that will be involved in the commemorative period, including the Heritage Lottery Funded project but the wider Stakeholders Group shows the breadth of commitment and interest there is in the county – and this is very much a county-wide project.

We expect more people and organisations to get involved, to have ideas and plans and to mobilise for what is a very significant commemoration and recognition of the importance of the Great War to our history and culture – and to what we are now, how we think about war, women, differing communities, agriculture, heavy industry, science and technology, health and medicine, art, music and of course, poetry.

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The organisation is made up as follows:

Centenary Steering Group

  • Mayor of Worcester (Chair)
  • Deputy Mayor of Worcester
  • Learning theme – Professor Maggie Andrews, University of Worcester
  • Youth theme -
  • Remembrance theme - David Waldron, County Chairman, Royal British Legion
  • Community and Voluntary Sector – Sally Ellison, Worcester Volunteer Centre
  • Communications – Rob Byrne, City Council Communications Manager
  • HLF Project – Dr. Adrian Gregson, Worcs Archive and Archaeology Service
  • Louise Price, George Marshall Medical Museum

Cultural Partners Advisory Group - Heritage Lottery Fund Project Board

  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
  • Museums Worcestershire
  • George Marshall Medical Museum
  • The Infirmary, University of Worcester
  • Worcester City Archaeology
  • Worcester Cathedral
  • Mercian Regiment Museum
  • Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Museum
  • Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
  • Elgar Birthplace Museum
  • Tudor House Museum
  • Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum

A much wider stakeholders group exists to guide, support, influence and co-ordinate activity across the county. This includes the following:

  • Richard, Lord Faulkner of Worcester
  • Local MPs
  • Worcester News/Newsquest Group
  • Worcester twinning Association
  • Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce
  • Wychavon District Council
  • WorcesterLive!
  • Cavell Nurses' Trust
  • Worcestershire Local History Forum
  • Worcestershire Young Archaeologists Club
  • University of Worcester
  • Malvern Civic Society
  • Worcester Civic Society
  • Friends of Gheluvelt Park
  • Vesta Tilley Society
  • Worcestershire Historical Society
  • Worcester Royal infirmary Nurses' League
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • BBC Radio and Television
  • Discover History
  • Bewdley Museum
  • Malvern Museum
  • Almonry Museum, Evesham
  • Kidderminster Carpet Museum
  • Redditch Needle Museum
  • Wyre Forest District Council