Barnard Castle town councillors pledge £845 towards launch of Bowes Museum project to complete First World War roll of honour

The Advertiser Series: Barnard Castle town councillors pledge £845 towards launch of Bowes Museum project to complete First World War roll of honour Barnard Castle town councillors pledge £845 towards launch of Bowes Museum project to complete First World War roll of honour

TOWN councillors in Barnard Castle have agreed to work alongside officials at The Bowes Museum on an ambitious project to complete a roll of honour listing everyone from Teesdale who served in the Great War.

Members pledged £845 towards the cost of staging two launch events for the project, entitled To Serve King and Country.

The town council also agreed two of its members should be part of any group involved in arrangements for the events.

To Serve King and Country aims to complete a roll of honour started by The Bowes Museum's first curator, Owen Scott, in 1915.

Community events, an exhibition and a book are also planned as part of the four-year initiative.

Museum officials have made a bid for £62,000 towards the £100,000 cost of the project to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Barnard Castle Town Council's partnerships committee was told that if the museum's lottery bid was successful, two events would be held in February or March to introduce as many people as possible from Teesdale to the project.

Councillors were told the cost of staging the events was likely to be about £1,350 and agreed the donation after hearing there was £845 available in the community events budget.

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