Surrey in the Great War
One hundred years ago, Surrey played its part in the first global war between modern, industrial nations. It was a war which called for previously unthinkable sacrifices by the county's people, young and old, rich and poor. Over the last 4 years and with some funding from the Heritage Lottery, Surrey Heritage has been driving and coordinating 'Surrey in the Great War: a County Remembers', a community-based research project into the histories of individuals, communities and organisations during the war years. This project has especially focused on engaging and inspiring people not currently actively involved in heritage to participate in and experience the thrill of exploring and understanding the past.
It has seen the launch Surrey in the Great War, a publicly accessible website exploring the impact of the First World War on Surrey's towns, villages, communities and residents. It has looked at, amongst other issues, social and economic change and impact, the changing role of women in society and individual and communal responses to bereavement and loss.