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‘Bygone Buriton’ – free Local History Exhibition

The annual local history exhibition will take place in the church (from 1pm) with lots of displays, photographs and information about life in the parish in years gone by.

There will be a particular focus on life 100 years ago as the First World War was drawing to an end – but we still want to find out more about what living conditions were like at those times, as well as finding out more about every one of the parishioners who took part. Can you help?

 

Reunions and recollections at the Bygone Buriton exhibition

Posted on Fri, 29/09/2017 - 9:34am

Scores of visitors flocked to Buriton Village Hall on Saturday 24th September for the annual ‘Bygone Buriton’ exhibition – including families from across the country.

Once again there were some emotional reunions as people who had not seen each other in over forty years recognised old school friends.

Michael Harfield had travelled over 200 miles from North Wales to visit the exhibition – and to meet with other Buriton families now living in Nottingham, Leeds and Sussex.

But he was delighted to meet two other long-lost friends, Robert Baker and Maryann Carter, who had also taken part in the village’s Coronation Celebrations in 1953.

Buriton and the First World War - at home and abroad 100 years ago

Posted on Sat, 20/05/2017 - 10:26am

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during April, May and June 1917 as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

 

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the twelfth instalment of the research) appears in the summer edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

 

100 years ago - effects of the First World War on the parish in the first few months of 1917

Posted on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 2:26pm

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during the first three months of 1917 as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the eleventh instalment of the research) appears in the spring edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Canadian coin supports evidence of D-day troops around buriton

Posted on Sat, 10/12/2016 - 6:37pm

A routine field survey by local metal detectorists has unearthed a Canadian 1 cent coin in an area where Allied Troops are believed to have assembled in the weeks leading up to D-Day in 1944.

Research undertaken in Buriton to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day (part of a larger Heritage Lottery Funded project, coordinated by the D-DayMuseum, Portsmouth) included personal recollections from a number of villagers, describing where troops had camped and what they had been doing.

Conscientious Objectors, Local Tribunals and Imprisonment

Once hopes of a swift success on the Western Front in WW1 had been dashed, the country was to face a prolonged war and conscription became a necessary step to boost the number of soldiers and hasten a victory.

The Military Service Act came into force on March 2nd 1916 but neither the Government nor the military services had considered properly how they would deal with those who objected to military service for reasons of conscience.

Buriton and the First World War - news from 100 years ago

Posted on Tue, 22/11/2016 - 8:23am

The latest instalment of this community project reveals the roles played by Buriton men during the last three months of 1916 (amidst the terrible weather on the Somme) as well as describing what life was like at home in the parish at that time.

The project is gradually finding out more and more about the impacts of the conflict on life at home - and about each of the men who left the parish to take part in the war.

The latest information (the tenth instalment of the research) appears in the winter edition of the Parish Magazine - and is attached as a pdf document at the bottom of this page.

Poignant stories from First World War recalled at Buriton History Exhibition

Posted on Wed, 28/09/2016 - 4:20pm

The graves of four First World War servicemen, buried in St Mary's churchyard, were honoured as part of the community's annual 'Bygone Buriton' exhibition in September.

And scores of visitors - including families from across the country - paid their respects as they learnt more about Buriton?s involvement in the conflict.

Actor and comedian, Hugh Dennis, attended the event and spent over an hour talking with villagers about the array of materials which have been brought together in the local history project.