On Saturday 21st June, 10am – 4pm, a WWI history event will be held at Lancashire Infantry Museum, Fulwood Barracks, Preston.
Whether you are a seasoned campaigner or a new recruit, this event is designed to help you to find out more about the war and how it affected your family and community.
Getting to Grips with the First World War
What part did your ancestors play in the First World War?
How did the war affect your community?
How has the war been remembered?
Would you like to know more about family medals or souvenirs from the war?
Don’t know where to begin?
Experts from Preston’s museums, archives and historical societies will be on hand to show you how you can use their resources to understand the war and its effects.
Find out how to access funding for First World War related community projects from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you have any items dating from First World War and would like to know more, bring them along for some guidance (sorry we cannot give valuations).
A programme of short talks by different organisations will take place throughout the day in the Garrison Chapel of St. Alban (times to be confirmed):
11.ooam Community History
11.30am Preston Remembers
12 noon Lancashire Infantry Museum
12.30pm Heritage Lottery Fund
1.00pm. Lancashire Archives
2.00pm Museum of Lancashire
For further information and a programme of the day’s events, please email:-
Jane Davies, Curator at Lancashire Infantry Museum
For directions and visitor information, please visit:-
For a full what’s on guide of events relating to Preston and the First World War, please visit:-
Will you go to the history event at Fulwood Barracks this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.