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Village project to remember First War World veterans

Remembering the First World War veterans from Warmington in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

To mark the centenary of the armistice a small village in Northamptonshire has been researching the lives of the villagers who fought in the First World War.

Warmington sent 135 men to fight in the Great War - 25 did not return. A heavy price for a community of just a few hundred souls to pay, if not unusual in the context of the horrors of World War One.

Two years of painstaking work has gone into researching the lives of all 135 men. Who they were, what did they do before, during and after the war, if they were fortunate enough to survive.

They were mostly ordinary country people, many of them would have been the first of their family to travel abroad.

  • There was special significance for ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson who reported on the project

Digging up the buried treasures of one Suffolk town

A £1.5 million lottery grant is being used to dig up the buried history of Clare in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News

East Anglia is an area rich in archaeology and historical finds with Sutton Hoo in Suffolk or Seahenge at Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

Hoards of buried treasure were discovered at Hoxne and Snettisham.

Now a new community dig is underway in the grounds of Clare Castle near Sudbury in Suffolk to find out more about the historical site and what went on there hundreds of years ago.

It's part of a £1.5 million Heritage Lottery grant.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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