Friday 13 March 2015

Notification of a Forthcoming Event - Remembering and Forgetting

The Barnsley War Memorials Project has an entry on the South Yorkshire Through Time website with an overview of our project, weblinks and contact details.  

Barnsley War Memorials Project Logo as it appears on SYTT
We have received advance notification of an event in April this year which will probably be of interest to our readers.

Remembering and Forgetting: Exploring local commemorations of WW1

Sunday April 26th 11am - 4pm at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

A South Yorkshire Through Time event organised in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University

The event will facilitate discussion of appropriate ways for commemorating WW1 and focus on the opportunities and obstacles for local groups involved in WW1 heritage projects. The schedule for the day is as follows:

11-11.20: Tea and coffee and introductions

11.20-11.50: Merv Lewis, Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield – The Arsenal of the World

12-12.30: Applied History students (SHU) Becky Beal, Craig Bob Beaumont, Diane McNaught and Mariam Maqsood: Women in WW1

12.30-1: Karen Middlemast, Curator at Kelham Island Museum: Tour of the WW1 displays

1-1.30: Lunch (provided)

1.30-1.50: Mac McPherson, Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre: The Great Families of the Great War- Personal Memories And Reflections From Old Rotherham 

1.50-2.10: Gertie Whitfield, Whitworks: The Joys & Challenges of the Courage of Conscience Local Derbyshire History HLF project

2.10-2.30: Mark Sheridan, Sheffield History Facebook page: WW1 Commemorations on Social Media    

2.30-2.50: Victoria Ryves, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery: Doncaster 1914-1918, At Home, At War

2.50-3.20: Helen Peacock, Heritage Lottery Fund: Funding advice for WW1 commemoration projects

3.20-4: Round table discussion: Developing WW1 commemoration projects – Nicola Verdon and Alison Twells (SHU), Helen Peacock (HLF)(tbc)

There will also be:

Advice from the Heritage Lottery Fund on applying for WW1 heritage projects

A curator led tour of the Kelham Island WW1 displays

This is a free event but please RSVP to for guaranteed entry.

Lunch will be provided so please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

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