Buriton and the First World War: some impacts at home and abroad

An insight into the role of Buriton people in the war to end all wars.

For the last four years, a small team of researchers has been trying to find out what living conditions were like in the area a hundred years ago as well as discovering information about every one of the parishioners who took part in the world-wide conflict.

 

One of the key researchers has been Clive Harfield, who has been making his contributions from over 10,000 miles away in Australia.

 

To coincide with the weekend of the ‘Bygone Buriton’ local history exhibition, Clive is travelling all the way back to his roots in Buriton to present some of his findings to a local audience.

 

Clive is responsible for the fascinating Powerpoint presentation featuring information about each of the Buriton servicemen which has been shown at all the local history events in recent years.

 

Every year Clive has been able to add more and more detail about more and more of the people involved – and his illustrated talk will provide an overview of his findings with some poignant insights into hundreds of local lives.

 

The talk, which is part of Buriton's programme of activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, begins at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and everyone is welcome. Admission will be free of charge with a retiring collection.