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Open day for Craven's Great War Website

[Tuesday 13 March 2007]
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The team behind the CPGW websit at its November launch

FOLLOWING on from the successful launch of a website commemorating the part played in the Great War by men and women from the Craven district of the Yorkshire Dales, a local community projects group is set to hold a free event later this month with members of the public invited to learn more about the site and the mammoth research task behind it.

Feedback from the November launch of Craven's Part in the Great War indicated that a full day event would be welcomed by local people so that more time could be spent looking at the research and learning more about the website.

Organised by Craven Community Projects Group, the event at Grassington Town Hall will include exhibitions and display stands, members of The Association for Military Remembrance, and a living history group known as 'The Khaki Chums' will also be on duty and making a special guest appearance.

The Skipton Royal British Legion Colour Band will perform a concert in the morning and actors from the Leeds Royal Armouries will present three live interpretations about The Great War in the adjoining Octagon Theatre from 2 - 4 pm.

The group is particularly keen for young people and more existing relatives to attend and Chris Foster, chairman of the group, said: "We hope this event will give everyone the chance to talk to local historians and researchers about Craven's Part in the Great War and to enjoy the free activities that we are offering on the day."

The Information Day at Grassington Town Hall will be held on Saturday 31st March from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission is FREE and tickets for the live interpretations will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.

Anyone wishing to bring a stand to promote their group or organisation should email charlotte@cpgw.org.uk or telephone 01756 753609.

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