2014 marked 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. ‘Leeds Pals, POWs and the Home Front’ is Nidderdale AONB’s three year Heritage Lottery funded First World War Centenary Project running until 2016.
The project will focus on the impact of the war on the landscape and communities of Nidderdale and the story of the Leeds Pals, who were trained in the area.
A programme of events and volunteer-based activities are being developed for people in both Leeds and Nidderdale AONB, to coincide with a global programme of centenary events and commemoration.
We had a wonderful response to our short story
competition with 135 entries from children aged between 7 and 16, which just
shows how enthusiasm and imagination can come alive even with a difficult
subject such as the First World War.
At a special award ceremony held at the
Royal Armouries in Leeds on 14th November, six lucky winners were
awarded certificates and heard their pieces read out by the judges Dan
Ingram-Brown and Susan Burnett.
Click here for the winning entries and we hope you will enjoy
reading them as much as we did. Well done to all who entered!
See our Facebook page for photographs of the day.
More information: If you would like to find out more about the project please email email@example.com
Images: bottom right courtesy of Nidderdale Museum Society.