About the projects

This website features the partnership projects with North Primary School and freelance Project Manager Laura Davison between 2014 – 2019, during the centenary of the First World War.  The projects research the rich heritage of the school and its former pupils during the First World War and its aftermath. Artists were commissioned to create a legacy for each of the projects.

The three projects, We Will Remember Them: North Primary School Roll of Honour, Discovering their Footsteps  and Home Coming, were each made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund First World War: then and now programme, with match funding from North Primary School.

Further funding was awarded by Essex County Council Culture in Essex Small Grants to commission the Poppy Plaques, the walks and develop this website.

Individual donors:

Sir Bob Russell, High Steward of Colchester
Mike Monaghan, Great Nephew of Herbert Nevard

Special thanks to the following organisations for supporting the projects:
Colchester Museums Service
Essex Record Office
Every Day Lives in War, University of Essex
Colchester Recalled
National Archives
Royal British Legion, Colchester Branch