A Century of Stories was a Heritage Lottery funded project which explored the social history surrounding the individual and shared legacy of the First World War.
It ran from 2014 to 2018 and focused 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 empowered 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.