Ideas for things to do this summer! 📰☀

A newsletter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest to members.

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Who Lived On Your Street • What’s Happening In The UK & Volunteering Opportunities • The CWGC Experience In France • Visit The CWGC In Ieper • Explore Malta’s War History • What To Expect When Visiting  • Learning and Activities
The sunshine has arrived, and there’s no better time to learn more about the world war heritage wherever you’re going to be this summer – whether its on your doorstep, in your local community or on your travels.

We’ve put together a short list of things to do and places to visit so you can make the most of your time in or out of the sun!

In both world wars, Commonwealth men and women around the world left their homes to fight for their country – now we bring the people that lived on your street, back to your street. Our search tool was so popular it’s returned! You can find your local history, showing you who lived in your area, on a street near you, or even in the house you live in today…. Find out more.

There is a wealth of world war history across all four corners of the United Kingdom. From large CWGC war cemeteries and memorials to single headstones in remote churchyards, you’re never too far away from one of our sites… Find out more.

Sticking closer to home? Then you might be interested in our volunteering opportunities to get you out and about and to keep active… Find out more.

The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction in Beaurains, near Arras in France that shines a light on the work of the remarkable organisation at the heart of remembrance of the war dead… Find out more.

The CWGC Ieper Information Centre is in the centre of the town of Ieper, also known as Ypres, West Flanders, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Menin Gate. The centre is the perfect starting point when visiting any of the cemeteries and memorials that commemorate those that fell during World War One…. Find out more.

Known as the Nurse of the Mediterranean, Malta played an important role during both world wars. Today tourists from all over the world visit Malta to sample its unique culture, the unparalleled scenery and to immerse themselves in the history of this historic island… Find out more.

Each of our 23,000 sites has its own story to tell. Some are areas of outstanding natural beauty or contain magnificent pieces of architecture. Find out what to expect when visiting a cemetery or memorial… Find out more.

Looking to do some armchair research or just keep the young ones entertained over the school break? We bring together an array of tools, activities, cemetery guides and lots of interesting research material that supports all ages in exploring their local CWGC heritage. Find activity booklets for kids to keep them occupied with word searches and games, or additional guides for the history sleuths among you when at a cemetery or on battlefield visits, as well as guidance and aids to family historians… Find out more.

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