Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Blair joined children from Marshfield CE VC Primary School to launch a new digital war memorial project and WW1 exhibition on Thursday 9 November.
The launch event began at the war memorial on Marshfield’s High Street, where children from Marshfield CE VC Primary School entertained the visitors by singing First World War songs. QR codes have been added to the planters next to the war memorial and people can scan them with their smartphones to discover information about some of the people named.
The group then moved to Marshfield Community Centre to view the third travelling First World War centenary exhibition and project materials.
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Blair said: “I’m very pleased that South Gloucestershire Council has been able to support this excellent project. There are many tablets, plaques and statues in South Gloucestershire marking those who have died in war placed by those that have suffered the consequences of war.
“People want instant access to information at their fingertips and this digital technology will allow anyone to discover what happened to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for their country all those years ago.”
The project is jointly funded by South Gloucestershire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.