Surrey

Cash boost for Blackheath village's WWI project

Blackheath village in Surrey Image copyright Colin Smith
Image caption Local people have been collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters, and family stories

A village in Surrey has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £3,000 for a project marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Local people in and around Blackheath, near Guildford, have been collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters, and family stories.

The project focuses on the 71 men from the village who went off to war from 1914-1918 and life on the home front.

Spokeswoman Jayne Barlow said it was "a lasting record of a momentous time".

A three-day exhibition of the Blackheath Village Archives is being held in the village hall from 7 November.

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