Three very special 100 year anniversaries are 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 research their local war memorials and uncover the stories behind the names.
Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice is a two year project to honour 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 by new generations via youth learning programmes, adult volunteer-led projects, public talks, events and exhibitions.
The project has been made possible thanks to funding from 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 research the role of local women in two exhibitions exploring their active service and the legacy of women post-war.
Five exhibitions and accompanying films will be available to tour to community venues and schools around the county during the project and as a legacy after the project finishes in 2018. 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.