PRESTON REMEMBERS 1914-1918

HIGHLIGHTS

Does your family have a story to tell?

Following on from the success of the family history roadshows last year, in partnership with LCC, we are now holding Family History Surgeries on the last Wednesday of every month. Taking place in the Harris Community History Gallery from 2.00 – 3.30, the sessions will help you find out information about your Preston relatives role in WW1.

We are interested in any photographs, medals, postcards or general family history records that you might have. We are particularly keen to find out information on the names that are listed on the Harris Roll of Honour.

We have had some amazing stories recorded so far, please add your families’ stories to our collection and record them permanently for future generations.

The images opposite have all been brought in by relatives to earlier road shows.

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

War Memorial Conservation Grants

Broughton Memorial has recently been awarded a small grant through the new Preston Remembers War Memorial Conservation Grants Scheme to help them undertake the extensive restoration they have carried out on their memorial.

The northbound memorial was rededicated in Nov 2014 and work continues on the southbound memorial. Alongside the conservation work they are researching the names of the men listed there. If you have any information, please contact pathastings@yahoo.com

If you are interested in applying for funding through the grants scheme to conserve your local WW1 memorial, more information can be at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Visit to Bury Fusilier Museum

At the end of February we took a group of our wonderful volunteers on a day trip to Bury Fusilier Museum. The day started with a handling session delivered by the education officer looking at some of the WW1 objects in their collections, including a sweetheart cushion and a fascinating diary written by an officer. We were then led on a tour of the museum which gave us a detailed understanding of the Fusilier history. The day ended with a planning session where we discussed the next steps for the Memorial Challenge and other possible future opportunities.

Volunteers are a crucial part of Preston Remembers and undertake a huge amount of research. We are looking to recruit more volunteers for new opportunities in the near future.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015