Lost Landscape of Heroes – Royal Observer Corps.
Join the LLoH team for a 3 hour session introducing the ROC, its history and function with specific reference to IoA area. Its role in WW2 to be outlined in Part 1 with Part 2 of session to carry forward to Cold War until stand-down in 1995.
Session will include ‘hands on’ element with artefacts from ROC museum. Speakers include John Shere and Simon Craine – Royal Observer Corps Association Heritage Team.
The Lost Landscape of Heroes project is about to start a series of workshops with the aim of exploring and researching the varied military history of the Isle of Axholme. The project will not just concentrate on the physical remains and locations – emphasis will also be placed on the human aspect.
Every name on a memorial has a story to tell and it is planned that research will help uncover the stories behind the names on memorials (and the memorials themselves) and Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in the area. The role the civilian population played will not be forgotten, with research into all aspects of Civil Defence such as Air Raid Precautions, emergency services and the Royal Observer Corps.
Professor Ian D Rotherham (Landscape of Heroes Project Director), Chair, Landscape Heritage Research Foundation, c/o Venture House, 103 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NT
Chris Percy (Landscape of Heroes Project Manager), c/o Landscape Heritage Research Foundation, Venture House, 103 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT 0114 272 4224