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About chesterfieldcoc

The Courage of Conscience project aims to discover and celebrate the stories of Derbyshire conscientious objectors, other resisters to the war, and their families. We hope to raise awareness about the brave men and women who went against the national tide of opinion and enormous government and public pressure, and remained true to their principles by opposing the war and refusing to take up arms.

A New Admin

Hi all, The new admin here. My name is Matthew Knighton, I was one of the young writers on Courage of Conscience project and will be taking over as Admin. I’m looking forward to the challenge and working with you … Continue reading

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Poem

August 4 1914: George Savile remembers Brackenfield No message passed between us, but we met there all the same. Beneath our gathering tree, just where the common ended, every village lad and lass had drifted, one by one. We’d never … Continue reading

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Courage of Conscience Exhibition

For  2017-2018 Courage of Conscience Exhibition tour dates and venues please check  the Events page.

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“There are many ways of being brave . Standing up for your beliefs often takes courage” The white Feather Diaries.

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Courage of Conscience Derbyshire Exhibition will be on show at the Market Hall Chesterfield on MAYDAY- Monday, 1st May 2017 For  2017-2018 tour dates and venues please check  the Events page.

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THANK YOU !

A HUGH THANK YOU … to everyone who came along to the Courage of Conscience event and book launch and also to everyone who has contributed to the project over the past year, helping to tell the stories of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Courage of Conscience website  UPDATES FOR JUNE 2016 As we are now approaching  the end of the project and all of the research and strands of work  come together this website will be frequently updated. Please visit … Continue reading

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