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Links to commemoration research - related organisations and useful websites

Heighington WW2 Roll of Honour

Armed Forces Community Covenant for Lincolnshire

aims to encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas; to recognize and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community; encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life and encourage the Armed Forces Community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement

Enquiries about grants and support through the covenant can be made by email to communitycovenant@lincolnshire.gov.uk or by phoning 01522 550516.

Churches Conservation Trust
A charity which cares for historic decommissioned churches. The website has a section on war memorials and useful information on the churches in their care.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. It cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries.
Searchable databases of war dead, grave and memorial locations

Diocese of Lincoln
Information about the Church of England in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

International Bomber Command Centre
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is being created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. The IBCC will provide the most comprehensive record of Bomber Command in the world and will ensure that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.

IWM’s War Memorial Archive
(formerly UKNIWM) is aiming to compile an inventory of all the war memorials in the UK.

Heritage Lincolnshire

Assists local communities in the conservation and enhancement of the historic environment of the county.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund can provide funding to help groups, communities and organisations to mark the Centenary by exploring, conserving and sharing the heritage of the First World War, from memorials, buildings and sites, to photographs, letters and literature. Grants offered from £3,000 - £10,000, £10,000 - £100,000 and £100,000 upwards.

Lincolnshire Family History Society
Research resources, publications and talks about aspects of researching family history.

Lincolnshire Archives
Original documents and other resources about Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Library Service
A network of libraries across Lincolnshire with diverse local history collections.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Representations of Lincolnshire history from 1750 to the present day. Housed in the former Lincolnshire Yeomanry Barracks. Host to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Galleries and home for the WW1 Tank ‘Flirt’.

National Archives
The National Archives hold the official UK government records for the First World War. Many of these are now available online, but some are only available by visiting the Archives.

National Memorial Arboretum
A special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways. Also has an education programme.

Rolls of Honour Website
Volunteer-run website that records memorials and Rolls of Honour, divided into pre-1974 counties. Also hosts some searchable databases.

Royal British Legion (Lincolnshire branch)
Welfare services for Armed Forces past and present and their families. Remembrance events and advice.

Society for Lincolnshire Heritage and Archaeology
Aims to create a greater awareness of the history of Lincolnshire, and works to discover and record its heritage. Bookshop at Jews Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln.

The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Association (Lincoln Branch)

Website about the history of the Lincolnshire Regiment. Regimental Museum based at Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

The War Memorials Trust can offer advice on conservation of memorials, grants and educational materials.

Western Front Association
Aims to educate the public about The Great War 1914-18 with particular reference to the Western Front. Branches in Lincoln and Spalding.

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OPEM exhibition at The Collection

28 January - 2 May 2017

Exhibition Opening Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm


OPEM 4 is the fourth biennial open exhibition hosted by The Collection and Usher Gallery, and will showcase the work of local and regional artists who were chosen by a pair of industry experts (writer/curator Elinor Morgan and artist Brian Griffiths) based on the quality and originality of their work. Hundreds of artists from around Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire and more entered into the competition, hoping to have their work featured centre-stage at a professional art exhibition.


The winning artists are:

• Reece Straw

• Jake Kent

• Stephanie Douet

• Jake Moore

• Selina Mosinski

• Matthew Chesney

• Ellen Brady

• Colette Griffin


This will be the first time some of these artists have exhibited with a professional institution. By winning the competition these artists will each receive money and supplies to fund the creation of an all-new original piece of work for this particular show. Other prizes include a £3000 purchasing/commissioning prize which has been sponsored by the Heslam Trust, while another artist will receive their own solo exhibition in The Usher Gallery.


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