Legacies of War

New play about Oldham women and the First World War

Joyce Branagh has written a new play – Boomtime Gals – based on research carried out by residents of Oldham about women and the First World War as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project. Prof Alison Fell led training Read More »

Call for Papers: Care after the First World War

Care After the First World War 9-11 April 2018 University of Leeds For more details see http://menwomenandcare.leeds.ac.uk/events/care-after-the-first-world-war/call-for-papers/ The end of the First World War saw the demobilisation and return to civilian life of millions of service personnel around the world. Read More »

A service to commemorate 100 years since the death of Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler

A service to commemorate 100 years since Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler was killed Nellie Spindler

New name added to Headlingley war memorial

In September 2016 the Legacies of War team were contacted by Graham Wright, whose grandfather Reginald Wright was killed on the 28th March 1918. His name was missed off the Headingley memorial when it was originally unveiled in 1921. However, Read More »

How Quaker faith and social action was shaped by the First World War

Dr Rachel Muers, who lectures in theology at the University of Leeds, has recently led a project called ‘Reimagining a True Social Order’, which explored how Quaker faith and social action today continues to be shaped by the aftermath of Read More »

Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment

Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment – a Legacies of War Project Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment is a WWI centenary partnership between the University of Leeds Legacies of War project and a range of community groups in Hartlepool, Read More »

Artist in Residence Post: Remembering the Living

By Juliet MacDonald Two months ago, I was appointed as artist in residence to work with a body of WW1 letters, diaries, interviews and artefacts held in the Liddle Collection. Housed at Leeds University Special Collections, this archive contains first-person Read More »

Centenary Talks at Bankfield Museum

A series of Saturday talks on local topics linked to the First World War, followed by Q&A with refreshments. £3 per person. Places limited so please book in advance at museums.calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 352334. 4 October 2014, 2pm – Read More »

First IEE Member to Fall in World War 1 – Second-Lieutenant E W Wilson

Second-Lieutenant Eric Western Wilson of the 1st Bn. The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), died in combat on 20 September 1914, the first member of the IEE to die in World War 1. He had become a Student Read More »

Imperial War Museum launches its ‘Lives of the First World War’ and International Conscientious Objector Day

  In what appears to be the most unlikely coincidence the Imperial War Museum has chosen (Monday 12th May) to announce the launch of its ‘Lives of the First World War’ digital platform in the same week as the celebration Read More »

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