Age Exchange are currently running an HLF funded programme called Meeting in No Man’s Land as part of a First World War Programme, archiving and sharing people’s family stories from The Great War.
One of the activities we are doing at the moment is setting up a series of memory collection days across London where people can come and share their family stories of relative(s) from WW1, nurses, civilians and servicemen and women.
We are running a Memory Sharing Day at Chelsea Football Club on Friday 11 November, which of course is the official Armistice Day. We felt it might be a nice day for people to honour and remember relatives from that conflict both combatants and civilians.
If any of the members at would like to come they can contact me and book a slot in advance. This means they can be seen in 45 mins and ensure they are seen will not be kept waiting around. We would obviously share any material with the Museum.
Visitors can bring any objects, photographs and we would photograph and digitise these and return them on the day. They will be uploaded onto history pin site https://www.historypin.org/en/ Their stories will become part of the online archive which they and their families can access and share. These stories can also be used by schools who will have access to the stories through History Pin.
If you would like information or have any questions my mobile is: 07747 858600. I have attached a flyer which has information on the day. Obviously if you feel it is might be of interest it would be good to as soon as possible so we can book slots.
It’s a big project and you can find more information here: http://www.age-exchange.org.uk/what-we-do/arts-projects/current-projects/meeting-in-no-mans-land-2016/