History Makers is a digital community project that aims to connect us with events in the First World War. There are now no surviving veterans of that war to bear direct testimony to what went on a hundred years ago, but there is still plenty of evidence of what happened at the time.

We have invited people from the local area to share the things they have acquired and have kept for over a hundred years: a photograph, a medal, a document, a story. These things often hold a personal and emotional meaning for our project contributors, while representing the bigger picture of what was happening in our country between 1914 and 1918.

The History Makers are the men and women who fought, worked, nursed, survived and died during World War One.

They are the contributors to the website and exhibition who have shared their connection to that period of history.

And they are the young people who have filmed, interviewed and worked behind the scenes to produce the online digital archive and exhibition.

By coming to the exhibition and visiting the website we invite you to join with us to remember the First World War and be History Makers too.

If you would like to respond to the project there is the facility to leave your comments about the interviews, galleries and stories, or you can write to us using the form below.

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History Makers, Longden, Ford Rea Valley WW1 Digital Community Archive Project.
Tel: 01743 792100 Email: ww1@marywebbschool.com