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Village prepares to go back to the front

 Published on: 23rd April 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two hundred houses in Abbots Langley where serviceman from the war lived have been identified by the village project to research, record and remember people who served during The Great War.

From this month, volunteers from the Back to the Front Project will distribute window stickers and information packs to the modern day residents of those properties. The packs will contain the stories, researched by the Project, of the servicemen and women who lived in each of the houses.

Modern day residents are requested to commemorate their specific soldier by prominently displaying the free, souvenir window sticker throughout the commemoration period to the end of 2018 to show that a soldier lived at their house.

In conjunction with the Abbots Langley Local History Society, the Back to the Front Project is organising a free Great War Walk around Abbots Langley. A two hour walk, led by local historians will start at the Causeway Car Park (pictured above) in the centre of the village at 2.00pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28.

See where the soldiers from the village lived and learn about the villages at the time of the First World War. Hear their stories and of their exploits in the Great War, and walk in their foot-steps through the village. The Walk will end at the Scout Hall in Langley Road where the 1st Abbots Scouts will provide refreshments.

Whilst enjoying a cup of tea Walkers will be able to view an exhibition, featuring the exploits of the Boy Scouts from Abbots Langley in the Great War. For more information visit the Project website at www.backtothefront.org

Picture courtesy of Hoss Photography 

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