A series of videos have been produced by students at the University of Gloucestershire Media School to highlight different stories about Cheltenham and Cheltonians during the First World war. You can also find interviews and contributions from our other project partners and coverage of the November 2018 commemorations. (Click on a title to reveal the video)
Andrew and Emily Williams from Charlton Kings saw eleven men from two generations of their family sign up and go off to war. Sadly not all of them came home again. This film was produced by the University of Gloucestershire Media School.
A story of how two Cheltenham lads who joined different regiments but ended up being reunited in the same prisoner of war camp. This film was produced by the University of Gloucestershire Media School.
This video explores the story of Cheltonian metalworker and inventor John Edgar Chandler. His inventions ranged from gun sights to leg braces and everything in between. You can read more about his story here.
This video tells the story of how one young man from a rural area of China ended up on the Western Front dodging bombs and clearing land-mines to support the allied war effort. This film was produced by the University of Gloucestershire Media School.
See how Cheltenham commemorated the WW1 Armistice Centenary on 10 and 11 November 2018. Thank you to everyone involved in all of the events, remembering those who lost their lives 100 years ago.
A Memorial March was held in November 2018 where every name on the Cheltenham War Memorial was represented by a person from the town today.
The full version of the film by Evenlode Films that was projected on to the Municipal Offices on the evening of Sunday 11 November 2018, 100 years from the signing of the Armistice Agreement signalling the end of fighting .
A family friendly living history event with the Great War Society took place at the Folly as part of St Peter’s & The Moors Big Local WW1 commemorations.
A short film showing the build up and impact of the projection in November 2018.
Created by the Tank Museum to commemorate Cheltonian VC recipient Richard Annesley West.
Edited by Mel Etheridge, a student at the University of Gloucestershire, from an interview with local researcher Audrey Dingle.
Created by Mike Walker of Cheltenham Camera Club.