Young People get Colourful with WW1 Remembrance Trails



To commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, Hambleton District Council teamed up with local artist, Bill Oakey.  A community trail will be made in each of the main Hambleton market towns; Bedale, Easingwold, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk. Each trail will consist of 20 images of a WW1 soldier drawn by Bill, based on his wife’s grandfather, RSM Henry Savidge (Harry), who served in the West Yorkshire Regiment, Leeds Rifles. Each soldier will have a unique letter which, when all 20 letters are put together, will spell out a phrase. The 100 images for the 5 trails, one for each year, were distributed to local young people to give each solider its own colourful identity and teach them about the importance of remembrance. The youth clubs and schools involved were:

  • Carthorpe Youth Club
  • Snape Youth Club
  • Risedale Youth Club in Catterick
  • Scribble Zone Arts Club in Northallerton
  • COZIE in Easingwold
  • Stokesley Primary Academy
  • Shipton Youth Space in Shipton-by-Beningbrough

To take part, participants (no age restrictions) will need to collect a postcard from participating venues, complete the trail and return the postcard to Hambleton District Council, where it will be entered into a free prize draw. The trails will run from the beginning of October until 11th November 2018.

For further information, contact Kate Staines on 01609 767203 or email