Forncett Great War Project
In 2014 Forncett History Group launched a project, led by Jackie Scully (now Lanaway), to mark the centenary of the First World War with a focus on the impact of the war on the parishes of Forncett St Mary and Forncett St Peter. The project was intended to preserve the memories and heritage of the people who lived through the First World War. It led to the production of a display, in the form of a Timeline, following the developments and effects locally over the four years of the conflict, and to the publication of Books of Remembrance for each church, honouring those men who gave their lives in time of war. The Group received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund's "First World War: then and now" programme, from Norfolk Community Foundation and from South Norfolk Council.
The culmination of three to four years research and a year in the planning was a Service of Dedication of the Forncett Book of Remembrance by the Bishop of Norwich in the ancient parish church of St Peter on Remembrance Sunday 2014.