World War 1

Our exhibition was very successful with many visitors attending


Part of the display in the church showing the extra memorial board with the 10 names that were missing from the original board


This altar frontal was made by people from the village

Exhibition of WW1 research Cawood Church

There will be an exhibition of the

 research that was done 4 years ago in memory 

of those who lost their lives in this war.

From Saturday the 10th November until Sunday 12th 12 -4.30 pm in All Saints Church Cawood

Free entry and refreshments available

At 3pm each day we will hold a minutes silence and then read out the names of those who lost their lives

New book launch at the exhibition


We have written about those men who lost their lives in the first World War

It will be on sale for £5 a copy There’s a limited amount published this time around

A possibility of a reprint if this one sells well

Books can be bought from Margaret Brearley of the Cawood Castle Garth Group

Let me know if you would like to buy a copy

Cawood at war

Jessica Hurdle now Brearley made this film to honour those who died in the first World War from our village of Cawood

Landscapes of Remembrance

Community archaeologist Dr Jon Kenny has been working with York Archaeological Trust, Hidden Context TV and the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce a You Tube video about War Memorials around York and the stories attached to them.

In Cawood there are quite a few memorials with surprising stories.

The 2nd part of the film that shows Cawood is out now.

It describes the movement of the war memorial from the chapel to the church memorial garden and the meaning behind the memorial window in the church

Landscapes Of Remembrance –  Part Two

and can be found under this link

1st July 2016 the centenary anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme

All across the country and Europe people remembered those who lost their lives in this battle which lasted for 141 days until November.

In Cawood we lost Lance Corporal John Hyde of the 9th Battalion Yorks and Lancaster Regiment  who was born in King Street. He died on 1st July 1916.

The names of Lance Corporal John Hyde and 72,000 other men, with no known grave are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.


If you have any information about the men from Cawood who went to war we would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us through the web page.

There are 200 names so far of which 28 are casualties.

Gilbert Boyce in Royal Flying Corps

Gilbert Boyce RFC

Jessica Hurdle made this short film for her Media course at Selby College in 2014

It commemorates the lives of the men from Cawood who went to fight in World War 1

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