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Being a Nurse During WW1

Being a Nurse During WW1

The nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the war was carried out by about 90,000 of trained and voluntary nursing staff.

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YJA Schools in Somme Commemoration

YJA Schools in Somme Commemoration

    This morning, one hundred years after the start of the WW1 Battle of the Somme, a special ceremony was held at Lincoln Castle to remember the fallen. YJA schools were invited to attend and, in all, over 200 pupils gathered outside the castle at 7am. Over the last few weeks, under the guidance […]

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Ceramic Poppies to be Displayed at Lincoln Castle

Ceramic Poppies to be Displayed at Lincoln Castle

To celebrate the fallen of WW1, a wave of poppies will be appearing at Lincoln Castle. Several thousand ceramic poppies, first seen earlier this year in the Tower of London, will form an arch that is expected to draw in many thousands of visitors to the grounds of Lincoln’s fine medieval castle. Artist Paul Cummins […]

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High praise for first world war

High praise for first world war

A rather daring fundraiser attempt happened in Italy last month.

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Stamford School WW1 Project Progresses

Stamford School WW1 Project Progresses

Year 6 students from St Gilbert’s school in Stamford have been chosen to create a multimedia interactive project about World War I for the Churches Conservation Trust. Here’s an update on how the team are progressing with their plans for their project…

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Remembrance in Horncastle

Remembrance in Horncastle

In my role as a  Public Relations Officer for the Army Cadet Force (ACF), I spent Sunday morning in Horncastle to celebrate Remembrance Sunday. The streets of the town were crowded as the parade, consisting of many local organisations, made its way to a packed St Mary’s Church and, later, to the old War Memorial Hospital. One of […]

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100 years on from World War One: Lights go out across Britain

100 years on from World War One: Lights go out across Britain

At 11pm on the 4th August 1914 Britain declared war and during the four years of conflict 900,000 UK servicemen and women lost their lives.  In memory of those that lost their lives and fought in the conflict thousands of lights were switched off across the country and candles were lit from 10:00pm until 11:00pm […]

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Tomorrow is a time of remembrance, when we reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. The procession through Whitehall, past the Cenotaph, is always an emotionally-charged occasion.   YJA journalists will be at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday to report on a […]

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War Horse

War Horse

A film, a book, and now a theatre showcase, they have done it all!!! The West End’s smash hit, based on the best selling book by Michael Morpurgo, has brought London to life!!

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Pupils make Silent Film

Pupils make Silent Film

Pupils from Alford’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar have taken inspiration from the success of The Artist at this year’s Oscars to make their own silent movie