About Us

The Herts at War project sprang out of a series of individual historical research assignments, and collaboration with Letchworth’s Highfield School History Department to uncover the wartime exploits of local soldiers in the Great War.

The tales of bravery and heroism which emerged, combined with the approaching centenary of the outbreak of the war, seemed to demand that the stories be told for posterity, education, awareness and as an act of remembrance. When the countywide story of the home front throughout the Great War is considered a further compelling reason exists to tell the ‘Herts at War’ story.