66 Men of Grandpont 1914-1918 is a community history project, which commemorates the 66 men who are named on the First World War memorial in St Matthew's Church in Grandpont, South Oxford.
The project, which has been part-funded by the University's Community Fund, has involved the development of a large website, a touring exhibition, a poppy trail around the streets of Grandpont and, most recently, a 40-minute documentary film which was launched at the Town Hall recently. The film explores the impact of the First World War on one small and ordinary suburban community, but also describes Oxford during the period and emphasises the links between local and international history. It is therefore of interest not only to local residents, but to a much wider audience as well. One of the project coordinators' additional aims is to provide a model for other groups wishing to carry out similar projects, by explaining how they went about the research.
Globalising and Localising the Great War
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