Life Lines project launch
20th November 2015
It finally happened. The event you’ve all been waiting for. On Wednesday 18th November, the Life Lines Group launched the book that they have been working on. Dave Wilkinson, Volunteer Co-ordinator, formally presented the book to Nottinghamshire Archives with Culture Syndicates CIC. There were presentations, David gave a fantastic speech, and people had the opportunity to liaise with others interested in the project; a deservedly wonderful launch after all the hard work.
The book contains historical accounts of both soldiers and people living in Nottingham during the war, detailing how it affected people in a variety of ways and personalising the history of a major global event. This undertaking offers invaluable insight into the ways in which the conflict impacted individual people and families.The launch was amazing, but it was not the end. On the 11th December there will be a workshop at Kings Meadow Campus, conducted by Hayley Cotterill (the Senior Archivist at the Manuscripts and Special Collections archive) and the Life Lines group. The workshop will develop knowledge of how to use archives; be a chance to meet the group; to share personal World War One collections, and facilitate the development of any interest in the First World War that you may have.
Alongside expanding interest in the local history of the First World War, the aim of this workshop is to enable the Life Lines group to progress to the next stage of their project: continued research into their own personal family stories regarding the War alongside new investigations into a list of people from the University of Nottingham, facilitated by access to and utilisation of the university archives.