Lottery funding for Castleton’s First World War exhibition

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Castleton Historical Society (CHS) has been awarded over £5,000 for a project commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The grant of £5,600 awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now programme, has been used for a project entitled World War One - Castleton Remembers.

Angela Darlington, of CHS, said: “We were delighted to receive the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for our project; it has opened up many new lines of enquiry, all fascinating and some ending up as far away as New Zealand.”

Focusing on an exhibition of memories and photos of local people and their families, contributors, volunteers and members of CHS and the Peak District National Park Authority attended an official opening of the project at Castleton Visitor Centre.

The exhibition, which runs until August 31, has been used by the Peveril Players for their production of Oh What a Lovely War. Children from Castleton Primary School have provided poems and paintings and it is hoped the exhibition will encourage further memories.