In November 2013, Preston Remembers held a conference in partnership with University of Central Lancashire entitled ‘Lancashire and the First World War’. Papers presented explored the themes of recruitment, local identity, the home front, memorialisation and remembrance.

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You can find the Keynote Speaker Presentation Précis and Biography and Collated Abstracts here or links to the speakers contact details below.

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  • Charlotte
  • Czyzyk
  • Lancashire Voices: Exploring First World War testimonies in the IWM Sound Archive
  • Email
  • Alun Edwards
  • Edwards
  • University of Oxford. Collecting Stories of the First World War: Oxford and Europeana 1914-1918
  • Email
  • John
  • Garlington
  • Preston’s War Memorial – well worth the long, long trail a winding
  • Email
  • David
  • Huggonson
  • Loyal Lancashire: The influence and involvement of Lord Derby in Lancashire’s recruitment, 1914-1915.
  • Email
  • Charlie
  • MacKeith
  • Fleetwood Memorial Park: community engagement, planning and the price of fish
  • Email
  • Dr Annemarie
  • McAllister
  • ‘A foe far worse than the Germans’: the work of the Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope and Temperance Union in the Great War
  • Email
  • Frances
  • Morton
  • Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War
  • Email
  • Nigel
  • Neil
  • Guides to take visitors through the labyrinths’: First World War training and the public in Blackpool
  • Email
  • Jonathan
  • Phillips
  • Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War, Call for Papers Response
  • Email
  • Martin
  • Purdy
  • Westfield War Memorial Village: A Study of Survival
  • Email
  • Chris
  • Pye
  • The Memorial Park Fleetwood Lancashire – Past, Present & Future
  • Email
  • Claire
  • Selby
  • Remembering and Commemorating the First World War : HLF funded projects in the North West
  • Email
  • Ross
  • J. Wilson
  • Remembering the Great War in Lancashire: Memory, Narrative and Identity
  • Email
  • Steve
  • Williams
  • The Chorley Pals – Two Years in the Making
  • Email