PRESTON REMEMBERS 1914-1918

HIGHLIGHTS

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Projections of RoH forms

Cenotaph Projections

During November 2013, Preston Remembers commissioned artist Andy McKeown to shed new light onto the recently restored Preston Cenotaph. Designed to make the link between the Cenotaph structure and the men listed on the Roll of Honour housed in the Harris Museum, the artwork took the form of a series of light projections around the Cenotaph.

Drawing from the collections of the Harris Museum and Lancashire Infantry Museum, the work highlighted some of the stories of the men who lost their lives in World War 1.  Alongside the projections were sound recordings that volunteers had voiced from the comments that families made on the original roll of honour submission forms.

Over 200 people visited the work on the evening of the 23rd November, and the moving content was received very positively by the audience.

You can watch a video of the event below.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Conference session at UCLAN

Conference session at UCLAN

Lancashire and the First World War conference

In November 2013 Preston Remembers in partnership with UCLAN hosted the conference ‘Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War’.

Taking place over two days the conference featured keynote speaker Andy Robert Shaw, and featured over 15 other speakers. Looking to explore different themes from memorialisation and remembering to the home front and recruitment, the conference sought to investigate the impact of the war in Lancashire.

The delegates were also taken on a trip to the newly restored Preston Cenotaph, and listened to a talk on its history and restoration from architect Charlie MacKeith.

Read more about the conference

Friday, November 8, 2013