Hadleigh & District Branch, Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation's custodian of Remembrance. The Hadleigh & District Branch help at the local level and during the great war centenary period will take the lead on all commemorative events in the town, including the Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project. The Branch is delighted to be part of this exciting project which aims to gather and preserve historical information about this community during the Great War period. This project will provide a lasting and fitting tribute to the great war generation and will ensure that the Hadleigh community remembers. Lest we forget.
Contact – Mark Brennan | website >
Hadleigh High School
Contact – Pippa Saddler | website >
St Mary's School
Contact – Sarah Downing | website >
The Hadleigh Society has carried out research into the Hadleigh home front during the great war. By searching through local archives, council minutes, school diaries, etc they have been able to put together a fascinating picture of life in Hadleigh throughout the great war years. The Society presented their findings to the community through a very informative and interesting lecture. The lecture told the story chronologically, describing events in Hadleigh alongside the key events of the war. All the research material has been made available to the centenary project and can be found under the Home Front link.
Contact – Jan Byrne | website >
Hadleigh Community News
The Hadleigh Community News provides the project with a monthly column. This allows the project to keep the local community updated with the project on a monthly basis. The column normally tells the story of a Hadleigh soldier who died in that month 100 years earlier. Along side the column is a section that recreates the news reports from local newspapers of the period.
Contact – Kelvin Avis | website >