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Century of Stories

Century of Stories

Everyone has a connection to the First World War. Discover yours!

A Century of Stories is a Heritage Lottery funded project which explores the social history surrounding the individual and shared legacy of the First World War.

It will run from 2014 to 2018 and focus on how the deep-rooted social, cultural, community and individual consequences of the conflict still resonate in our society today. With professional research support, the project will empower local people to discover their own personal connection to the conflict and uncover how all of our stories combine to create the diverse and unique history of Leicestershire in the First World War. The project has been made possible with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Friends of Leicester & Leicestershire Museums and the Royal British Legion.

The First World War touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people and shaped the world in which we live today. Nearly everyone has some sort of connection with the events of the War.

Perhaps there was a member of your family who was caught up in the conflict, someone who served in the forces, worked in a war industry or on the land? Maybe you belong to a community that was opposed to the War? There may be a link to the place where you live, work, your school or your place of worship. Do you or your family come from another country that was affected by the War? What was happening in your street, village or town a hundred years ago? We can help you discover your connection with the First World War. So if you would like to find out more, or would like to be able to tell other people about your story, please get in touch with us to join in A Century of Stories.

A montage of the various Century of Stories groups around Leicestershire

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

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Contact details

Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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