Preston Remembers: Prestonians urged to come forward with First World War family memories

Posted on - 9th November, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Fred Sandiford fought in the First World War

Fred Sandiford fought in the First World War

Prestonians are being asked to help find memories of the First World War.


The Preston Remembers project is looking for any stories about your Preston relatives to be part of a roadshow throughout November.

People can bring along photographs, medals, letters or other artifacts relating to the First World War.

Eileen Barker, whose paternal grandfather Fred Sandiford is pictured at the top of this post, said: “These roadshows are a fantastic idea and a great way to bring these family stories to life. We need to celebrate and remember the sacrifice these men and women gave, passing the stories onto our next generation.”

The roadshows are being held between 10am and 3pm on:

Tuesday 11 November at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Saturday 15 November at Museum of Lancashire
Friday 21 November at Sharoe Green Library, Fulwood

Preston City Council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure, councillor Veronica Afrin, added: “If you have any photographs or memorabilia of your Preston relatives, I urge you to visit one of the Preston Remembers roadshows and get the information recorded. In this remembrance centenary year, it’s more vital than ever to have a full record of all those from Preston who were part of the First World War.”

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