HIDDEN MEMORABILIA: Do you have old photos, letters or diaries from the First World War hidden away somewhere?
HIDDEN MEMORABILIA: Do you have old photos, letters or diaries from the First World War hidden away somewhere? Samantha Elley

Call goes out to honour First World War heroes

THE hunt is on for Anzac memorabilia to become part of a special tribute by Casino's One Voice Choir in March next year.

Patricia White and Jenny Strever, of the choir, are asking locals to look in their wardrobes, boxes, attics, sheds or any other place where long-lost items from the Great War may be stashed.

"We are looking for letters, sheet music, photographs or any other items people may have of the time to be part of the show," Ms White said.

"We are trying to get as much community involvement as possible.

"If people would like to become involved, they are most welcome."

The show, which will be held at the Casino RSM on the weekend of March 28-29, 2015 will include some original songs and poems, as well as pieces from the era.

"The whole choir is taking up the challenge (of the event) and work has already begun," Ms White said.

The idea for a tribute show came to Ms Strever when she was watching this year's Gallipoli Dawn Service.

"I felt someone should be doing something, and I wanted to get the senses involved," she said.

"The idea is to include the sights, sounds and feelings."

With next year being the centenary of the First World War, Ms Strever's ideas have been eagerly greeted by the choir.

If you would like to donate any memorabilia, or be part of the show, contact Patricia White on 6663 3135.



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