Talk:Online Talk: The History of the CWGC at Lynn Museum

Talk, Wed 9 Feb 2022

Lynn Museum

Lynn Museum

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Market Street,
King's Lynn,
PE30 1NL

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In this talk Brian Scott, Commonwealth War Graves Commision volunteer, will explain the History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, outline some of the early challenges the Commission faced plus explore some of the gems in their collection and records.

The Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission was the very first of the war grave organisations. It is difficult for those of us who have become familiar with the cemeteries and memorials that commemorate our war dead to appreciate what a revolutionary idea remembrance and, therefore, the Commission was in 1917. Nonetheless, the Commission was a pioneer and what it was doing during and in the aftermath of the First World War was extraordinary.

Never had a nation, let alone an Empire as vast and multicultural as the British Empire, attempted to commemorate all its war dead from a given conflict. No template existed for the task of commemorating the dead on such a mammoth scale. Everything we now take for granted, every facet of remembrance, had to be worked out, debated, costed and delivered.

This talk is part of the Kantor Speakers Programme, supported through funding from the Kantor Foundation to the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF). It aims to connect with community groups to explain the work of the CWGC and share the stories of the men and women they commemorate.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. Booking is essential in order to receive the webinar link.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 9 Feb 2022 19:00 to 20:00
This event will be held online via Zoom. For museum opening hours please see our website.


£2.00 virtual admission for one device


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Map reference: TF 620200  Lat: 52.75387 Long: 0.39905

By Road:
From theA47: Follow signs to town centre.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 5 minutes' walk to Lynn Museum.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets