The Great War Remembered
With a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Living Archive held events to encourage people to search their attics and bring more memories and stories to a project about The Great War. A team of volunteers did further research and the resulting material forms a website, as well being used in the creation of a book and education resources for schools.
The results were showcased in The Great War Remembered website. It shows the Peoples’ History of the Great War, as witnessed and recorded by people in the communities of modern Milton Keynes. There are stories of everyday lives on the Home Front, as well as serving soldiers’ memories. Diaries, photographs, letters and documents were lovingly preserved by their families and donated to this project. This is the First World War as it was experienced on a local and personal scale.