Craven and the First World War Project

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The Craven and the First World War project is Heritage Lottery Funded project involving a collection of community-focussed organisations. The project aims to mark the centenary of the First World War by building a greater understanding of life in this small corner of North Yorkshire 100 years ago through a series of events, exhibition and performances.

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WWI Memorabilia Roadshow

WW1 Memorabilia Roadshow

  • 12 November 2016 11am-3pm

The Craven and the First World War project invites people to bring their own family objects, stories and questions relating to the First World War, to their Memorabilia Roadshow event taking place over Remembrance weekend. Historical experts will be on hand to help people discover more of their family story and give insight into the objects that they own at the event which is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

There will be lots of activities taking place during the day, including:

· Pop-up exhibitions about life in Craven and Yorkshire during the war
· WW1 object handling
· Kids craft activities
· The Battle of the Somme film screening
· WW1 living history re-enactor

The event will also include talks from Lucy Moore (WW1 Project Curator, Leeds Museums & Galleries), at 12 noon on ‘Women in the Workplace in WWI’, followed by military historian Tim Lynch (author of ‘Yorkshire Voices of the Great War’) at 2pm, who will be sharing his experiences about his own research into his Great-Uncle’s WWI story.

The event is free to attend.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Skipton Town Hall
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AH

Craven and the First World War Project
Craven Museum & Gallery
Town Hall
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AH


This is the facebook site of the Craven and the First World War project


Rob Freeman - Project Officer


01756 706225

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