Where: Lancashire Infantry Museum
When: Saturday 21st June
10am – 4pm
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?
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. 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. Guides to family history and local sources can help you get started on researching the war or advise on more detailed study. A representative from the Heritage Lottery Fund will talk about how to access funding for WW1-related community projects. If you have any items dating from WW1 and would like to know more, bring them along for some guidance (not valuations).
Organisations represented include: Lancashire Infantry Museum, Lancashire Community History Team, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Lancashire Archives, UCLan, Preston Historical Society, Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, Preston Remembers, Museum of Lancashire.