Launched at the Belfry Centre, Overstrand on Monday 3rd April the ‘Overstrand and the Great War Walking Trail guides its readers around the village and St Martins Church detailing those from Overstrand who fell in the Great War.
Author Tim Bennett said, “I am delighted with the walking trail leaflet. It will I’m certain, help both village residents and visitors understand a little more about the Great War’s affect on Overstrand, not only the tragic loss of life but the changes it made to village and its families”.
He continued, “It’s main aim is to put faces to names and bring to life the impact that the Great War had on this small community and will in conjunction with the book Overstrand in the Great war give readers a real insight into how conflict can alter everyday life”.
Tim has been involved with the Great War project for 3 years first mounting an exhibition Overstrand in the Great War which resulted in the writing the book ‘Overstrand and the Great War’ published by Poppyland Publishing and finally to the idea of developing a walking trail to encourage residents and holiday visitors to see for themselves some of the landmarks and buildings mentioned in the book.
The leaflet was designed and produced by CTIS Ltd of Cromer with the photographs and text being supplied by Tim Bennett and Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service with additional photos by Bruce Stratton. The leaflet is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – a First World War centenary Project.
The leaflet will be freely available from Belfry Centre for Music & Arts, Ivy Farm Caravan Park, the White Horse, Overstrand Stores and St Martins Church. Donations for the Armed Forces charity SSAFA
For further details contact
Bruce Stratton CTIS ltd
Photo: Belfry Centre, Overstrand L/R Lucy Murphy, Keith Hobday,