Following recent interviews, we are very pleased to announce that Alice Miller has been appointed as Project Coordinator for our HLF-funded Stone and Voice Project.
Stone and Voice is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project lead by the St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth as part of the St Peter’s Church Development Project. The project will tell the story of the Grade II listed Chapel of the Resurrection and the men who fought in World War 1, commemorated in St. Peter’s. The Chapel, designed by church architect and stained glass designer Sir Ninian Comper, was built as a World War 1 war memorial and mortuary chapel in 1925-26. In St. Peter’s churchyard is the memorial to the 7th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment. This commemorates the 189 men recruited from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the New Forest who died in World War 1. The regimental colours hang in the church.
Volunteers will research the story of the chapel and those of the men. The stories and their World War 1 setting will be explored and shared through a primary and secondary schools programme, performance and exhibition, plus events and workshops open to all. The research by volunteers and work by schools will form the basis of learning resources for and an exhibition as legacy from the project from of 2018 onwards.
From left to right: Chris Mayne, Revd. Dr. Ian Terry, Alice Miller, Ken Mantock, Jane McDonald, Stephen Young