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1918 - 2018 "Then & Now" is a year long project exploring the changes that have occurred in our community since the end of the First World War. Intergenerational groups will investigate one of the following topics over a 4-6 week period:

Food and Cookery

Schooling and Education



In addition to these groups we will be honouring those from Rushden who died during the final year of the war. We hope to trace living relatives of those who died who may be able to share family stories, photographs and other artefacts. If you are the relative of someone from Rushden who died in 1918 and who would like to share their story we would love to hear from you.

We have completed our first group, looking at food and cookery. Here participants shared stories of food and created dishes from across the years.

November 2018 will see the project end with participants being invited to take part in the Parade of Remembrance in partnership with the Rushden branch of the Royal British Legion. An exhibition of work produced by the groups will be on display for the public to view and enjoy. This will also include film footage of the groups at work.

This promises to be an interesting and enjoyable project, with the opportunity to explore our town’s heritage and honour those who died during the First World War.

We are looking for volunteers to participate in all aspects of the project.

If you would like to find out more or to get involved please contact Nene Valley Community Action on 01933 313526, 07497 547639 or email

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