History and Heritage

True Sons of Stapleford

Project overview

The village archive of Stapleford contains a remarkable document. It is a programme of the celebratory event held to welcome back the men who went to the fight in the First World War. This programme contained a menu, the toasts that were proposed and answered and a list of songs sung by the concert party who contributed songs and recitations to entertain those present.

The Stapleford History Society researched all of the men who went to war – those who died and those who returned.

The project activities involved a play, an evening of poetry and music, school work, an exhibition and a recreation of the homecoming dinner complete with food based on the original menu and our very own concert party.

Project outcomes

  • Exhibition
  • Website pages

“It must have been an enormous amount of work to get it all set up so beautifully and so aligned with the orginal dinner in 1919. So - brilliant effort, much enjoyed.”


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