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Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War. For more information, see the About Us page, or email Kate Vigurs, the Legacies of War project officer on E.K.Vigurs@leeds.ac.uk
- Cynthia Rushton has been researching the 48 men from Meanwood who lost their lives in the Great War and whose names are on the wooden Memorial on Green Road. With the Meanwood Village Association she has managed to secure a grant of £7500 to provide and erect a new metal plaque with their names on, a Memorial Avenue of trees to be planted in Meanwood Park (site yet to be agreed) and a book to be published about the men, their families, occupations, the medals they won and the impact the First World War had on the community of Meanwood.
- A composition by Dr Martin Watson, a former student of music at University of Leeds, will be performed as part of the WWI centenary.
- A conference, organised by Dr Peter Liddle, will take place at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 28th July - 1st August 2014. For a programme and details of events and conference fees see http://www.weetwood.co.uk/firstworldwar/
- A 45 minute tour of the Archive followed by a display of archival items of interest to examine and handle.