Since August 2014 the Oadby Remembers 1914-1918 project has been compiling a body of research about how the war affected Oadby. We have so far mounted 16 exhibitions, held numerous lectures, worked with local schools and organised WW1 A Living History Day which was held at Brockshill, Oadby in July 2016 to mark the Battle of the Somme.
To commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice, the Oadby Remembers 1914-1918 group has worked with schools, community groups, faith centres and local residents to create an artwork comprising 83 decorated silhouettes to represent the Oadby men who died during the First World War. A number of the silhouettes have been decorated by descendants of the fallen, which has added extra poignancy to this project. For each casualty, a biography is available on the project website oadbyremembers.org.uk.
These silhouettes, along with 83 biographies, will be displayed St Peter’s Centre, Oadby on Saturday 10 November 10.30am – 3.30pm and after the Service of Remembrance and wreath laying at the Oadby War Memorial on 11 November from 11.30am – 4.30pm.
Oadby Remembers 1914-18