About the project

Now the Last Poppy has Fallen is a project which focuses on the lives of individuals, families and communities during the First World War in Essex.


The aim is to create a touring exhibition reflecting on stories from the Essex homefront, develop museum education sessions for Secondary school pupils, create reflective school performances and commission artists to produce performances relating to these stories.

Volunteers, museum staff, teachers, pupils and artists will develop their understanding of the Great War through research, partnership working and reflection during the ongoing centenary years.

These are HLF’s Approved Purposes:

  • To recruit 12 volunteers to carry out research into local stories from the First World War with links to objects, documents and collections
  • To recruit a songwriter and a poet to research war poetry and songs and produce 6-10 poems and songs
  • Teachers to work with museums within the county to develop an education session for use with students
  • Schools to produce and perform pieces based on the stories to include songs and/or poetry and/or drama
  • To produce a touring exhibition that will tour six museums in Essex from September 2014
  • To produce a film summary of the project that will be available online and on DVD

The project is managed by:

  • Sarah Girling, Cultural Access, Learning and Participation Officer for Essex County Council
  • Tony Morrison, Co-ordinator of Essex on Tour and Eastern Roots

If you would like to get in touch with us about the project then please fill in the contact form below.


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