Commemorating the First World War in Sutton Mandeville
A hundred years ago, the rural parish of Sutton Mandeville hosted thousands of soldiers in camps either side of today’s A30. Between 1915 and 1918 several different units were based here, preparing soldiers for service on the Western Front.
After the First World War the two badges at Sutton Mandeville were periodically maintained for about 70 years. From the 1990s onwards they became quite overgrown and almost lost from sight. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and others we are finding out about the soldiers who once lived here, and working to ensure that the Sutton Badges take their place in the landscape once again.