Three very special 100 year anniversaries were the focus of the Finding the Fallen exhibitions; the Battle of the Somme in 2016, The Battle of Gaza in 2017 and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018. Young people from across Norfolk researched their local war memorials and uncovered the stories behind the names.
The Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice project honours Norfolk’s First World War heroes.
The project remembers the men who fought and lost their lives in battle and the women who were either on active war service or remaining strong on the Norfolk home-front. It shares the stories of local heroes – both men and women – so their names, life experiences and sacrifices are acknowledged and remembered.
The project was made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
EXPLORE THE EXHIBITIONS
Thousands of women’s lives were completely transformed during the First World War, proving their strength and bravery was essential to the war effort. Adult volunteers researched the role of local women in two exhibitions exploring their active service and the legacy of women post-war.
Five exhibitions and accompanying films are available for community venues and schools to hire. We would like to hear from any community organisations, churches or schools who are interested in hiring any or all of the exhibitions.
Make learning an experience at The Forum! Dedicated learning days are available for schools and home education learners to visit the exhibitions and work with experts in history and drama to explore life during the First World War.