Platt – A Parish in Two World Wars

As part of the grant provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund to move the Platt War Memorial to a new site, the Trustees were required to document the relocation using both stills and moving image. In addition to the construction footage it was also decided to tell the story of the war memorial (and the parish), during both world wars, and so the film is also about people, not just those from the past, but also those from the present, and importantly – future generations. Working closely with the village school on a number of projects, the Trustees were keen to involve the children as much as possible, and help them understand more about both conflicts from a local perspective as well as giving a voice through them to men and boys who had lived in the area before them, and who sadly lost their lives in conflict.

© Scott Wishart/Platt War Memorial, 2016