Forncett Great War Project and the start of the Timeline was launched on Saturday 2nd August in Forncett St Peter's Church. There was an excellent number of people and a number of interesting things to see - the time line itself, a scrapbook from the First World War and a copy of the Times for the 4th August 1914, among other interesting items.
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The Timeline will be in real time and building over a four year period, so initially it will feature the lead up to and the causes of WW1. Gradually information will be fed into this, such as the recruitment of volunteers from the village, snippets of village life at the time, and what was happening in the bigger picture in Norfolk, the country and on the battlefield. Eventually you will be able to track what happened to some of these men, who came home and those who died.
June 28th 1914 was the date of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austro-Hungary and his wife in Sarajevo. Was this the cause of WW1 and why did Britain become involved? Who were the first Forncett boys to volunteer? These are some of the answers you will find. We hope that at the end of the Project we will have a record of how WW1 affected the lives of those who lived in Forncett. It is, therefore, important that we receive any information that people may have. Already a number of people have been in touch from around Norfolk who have family members from Forncett who served in the Great War.
Donation update 15th August 2014
Target £1000 (which will be matched by the Parish Council to give £2000) - each '£' represents £25
Actual amounts received or pledged so far £375
The Parish Council has discussed the possible installation of a defibrillator in Forncett several times in the last year and now a group of volunteers led by Julia Hill and Keith Fromings have taken on the task of investigating and coordinating the project. The following article is based largely on recent entries in 'The Forncett Flyer' (with the Editor's permission!), Parish Council minutes and other messages which have been circulated. It will be updated as the project progresses. It starts with the latest news and progresses to earlier articles.
Click this link to read an article about the use of Community Defibrillators.
Any donations in the form of cheques should be made payable to 'Community Heartbeat Trust': the funds collected in Forncett will be 'ring-fenced' until the target is reached.
In the County Finals of the Norfolk Village Games at UEA on Sunday 13th July, our team, The Forncett Flyers, were crowned 2014 Champions and Gold Medal winners in the 'Small Village' category.
More photos and a full report is in August 2014 issue of the Forncett Flyer, but it's congratulations to all of the 50 or so team members, their families and supporters who made it all happen, not forgetting all the work throughout the year of Co-ordinator Glen Humphreys and those who managed the various teams.
Click here to see a video on Youtube of the key moments in the Award Ceremony.
- Forncett Fete 2014
- Dolce Choir
- St Mary's Church this summer
- Forncett Diggers & Dibblers Garden Club show
- The Forncett Flyers soar into silver position
- Forncett St Edmund’s Third Summer Fête (with music) a great success
- Open Gardens: The Forncetts - July 7th
- East Ruston Old Vicarage Trip – Tuesday 25th June
- St Edmund’s acquires a new 'hat'
- Forncett Fete 2013 hailed a great success!