Links to commemoration research - related organisations and useful websites
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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’.
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.