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Heritage Lottery Fund Awards Fovant Badges Society £52,700 Grant for Centenary Badge Project

The Fovant Badges Society has received a grant of £52,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Centenary Badge Project. This is the second grant from then HLF in the last two years. Brigadier Mark Elcomb, chairman of the Fovant Badges Society, said that

“The Heritage Lottery Fund South West has given our WW1 Centenary Project a massive vote of confidence. We are extremely grateful to the team at Exeter.”

This exciting project will enable volunteers to take part in archaeological surveys of the badges site. A re-enactment of the building of the first badges back in 1916 is also planned as part of a series of activities to accompany the creation of a new Centenary Badge on the hillside this summer. The project aims to involve as many young people as possible in the badges story to ensure the continued preservation of these famous war memorials.

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Annual General Meeting

This will take place in Fovant Village Hall (SP3 5JW) on Thursday 7th June at 7:15 p.m. Will anyone wanting to ask the Trustees a question please submit the question in writing to the Secretary of the Society (see Contact page) at least 7 days before the...

YMCA Emblem restored

The YMCA emblem on Fovant Down has been fully restored, thanks to the hard work of our Conservation Officer Leslie Brantingham, soldiers from D Company 5 Rifles (based in Bulford, Wiltshire) and committee members and volunteers. Well done!

Drumhead Service 7th July 2019

The Reverend Colin Fox TD will officiate the service, and the Guest Speaker will be The Deputy Chaplain General, The Reverend Fr. Michael Fox TD. Will guests please assemble at 2.45 p.m. at East Farm, Fovant.