Your Country Needs Youth!
Following a year long project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a group of volunteers from the community arranged an informative exhibition which was staged at Freeman Street Market 12th, 15th, 18th and 19th April 2014 and attended by over 1200 people.
We are able to provide guest speakers for community groups wishing to listen to the story of the Chums and recently successfully addressed the Caistor Civic Society.
Memorial Projects Currently in Progress
We are producing a play entitled "Pro Patria Mori" specifically written to commemorate the story of The Chums, focussing on a fictional Grimsby family who supplied two sons to the Chums. This play will be performed Saturday 6th - Saturday 13th September 2014 at The Caxton Theatre Grimsby. Click here for more details and tickets.
In conjunction with Your Country Needs Youth, Synergy Grimsby and Focus 7 are producing a series of short films to be featured on the internet for generations to come to enjoy.
The whole film is available to watch on YouTube now. Click here to see it.
A new radio play by playwright Ben Parkes, was written and recorded as part of the BBC's Homefront series and was broadcast by BBC Radio Humberside on Tuesday 25th February 2014. It featured a chance encounter between a surviving Chum and the mother of one of the fallen at a reunion dinner for the Chums after the First World War. It aired 4 times across the day. The play starred Joseph Parfrement and Sara Beasley.
Grimsby's Own - The Story of The Chums
This book by Peter Chapman, a definitive guide to the history of the battallion, has been serialised by The Grimsby Telegraph and is available for download as an e-book rom their website.