Welcome to the KINGTON REMEMBERS website.
On this site, you will find information about planned events, stories from Kington about those who served in the Great War, and the wider global context. We will be regularly updating the stories and the global context, month by month, to build into a history of how our community was affected by the events of World War 1.
Our war memorial has on it the names of Kington and Huntington men who lost their lives in the War. Our research aims to bring their stories to life, providing a more detailed record of who they were, where they lived and where they died. But there is more to this story than just those names – many other Kington people played a part in the War – in nursing, in farming, in munitions work, in keeping services going. A whole community, our community, was touched by the war – and this is what we aim to commemorate.
We also want to ensure that those whose families were touched by the war in any way, but were not directly connected with Kington in the past, also have a chance to share their stories and remembrances.
To contact us, please go to the Contact Us page on this website. We hope that you will provide us with feedback, and any stories or memories of your family during the Great War.
KINGTON REMEMBERS is not just about the past, however. We will also reflect on how war and conflict still devastate lives and communities. The challenges of attaining a peaceful world are still with us.
KINGTON REMEMBERS is a collaborative project involving many organisations in the town and surrounding communities. The organisations involved in developing KINGTON REMEMBERS are:
- Kington Town Council
- Royal British Legion Kington Branch
- Kington Museum
- Kington History Society
- Kington Festival Committee
- Kington Tourist Group
- Nature Trust
- Kington Primary School
- Lady Hawkins’ School
- St Mary’s Church
- Hergest Estate
- Marches Access Point