WW1 project

Hambleton District Council are marking the centenary of the end of the first World War with market town trail, would your business like to be involved?

Here’s all the information you need.

As part of a project to mark the centenary of the end of the first World War a large market town trail is being organised. The 100 soldiers – one for every year – will be placed in groups of 20 in businesses across the district’s five market towns and they will be decorated by local groups of children and young people.

Each design will incorporate a letter and local people will be set the challenge of finding the 20 letters in each town and unscrambling the anagram they create.  They can then submit their entry into a prize draw.

The soldiers are only A4 size so wouldn’t require much space and are great opportunity to encourage more people to visit the host business. There will also be some publicity material and postcards advertising the trail too.

Requirements for taking part

  • Business must be on the high street or within a short walk of the high street
  • Ideally a the business should have a window to display the soldier in (although if anyone is really keen and doesn’t have one there may be a work around if they get in touch)
  • Sign up before 30th September

If your business is interested in taking part, please contact

Kate Staines Development Officer – Arts and Recreation

01609 767203


It would be great to get 20 businesses for Stokesley involved!