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Dates for your Diary:



  • Feb 2013 - Dec 2015



  • The Wartime Memories Project are pleased to make the following announcement:

    The Wartime Memories Project has received a grant of 33,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, 'Life on the Home Front', to mark the centenary of the Great War in 2014. Further details are available in our new Life on the Home Front section.

    Dates for events relating to this project will be announced in due course.

    Please note this funding is ring fenced for "Life on the Home Front", our main website and activities will continue to be funded by donations and advertising revenue. Continued support from visitors is vital to ensure the future of our website.



  • 12th November to 3rd December 2011:

    Time Slides

    at Bishop Auckland Town Hall.
    An Exhibition of Edwardian and Great War Photographs. Come along to explore your family history in the lead up to the outbreak of the Great War and learn about the impact of the conflict on every day life.
            


    The Exhibtion Launch will take place at 10.30am on Saturday 12th of November in the Main Hall, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP, Tel 01388 6026610 www.bishopaucklandtownhall.org.uk

    If you have special access requirements please let the Town Hall staff know if advance so that they can make arrangements.

    Our Family History Day runs from 11am until 4pm on the 12th of November and will include talks, film shows and assistance with tracing your ancestors.

    Please bring along your family photographs from the Great War and learn how to discover their story.




    The Exhibition is open, Monday to Friday - 10.00am till 4.00pm, Saturday - 9.00am till 4.00pm from the 12th of November until 3rd of December at the McGuinness Gallery, Bishop Auckland Town Hall. Admittance is free

    There will be another Family History Day on Saturday 3rd of December 11am - 3pm offering further assistance, please bring your research with you.

    Family History research leaflets will be available to record your discoveries, please collect one from Bishop Auckland Town Hall or you can download and print the Family History leaflet


    When you have discovered the story of your relative, please add their detailsvia this form, so that their service can be remembered. The Timeslides event is now over, but you can still Vist our TimeSlides web pages






Looking for help with Family History Research?   

Please see Family History FAQ's

We are unable to provide individual research free of charge, but do offer a paid service at competitive rates, the small profit from these services will be put towards the costs of keeping this website running. For more information please see our Research Services Leaflet

Can you help?

The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors.

If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. In these difficult times current donations are falling far short of this target.

If you enjoy this site please consider making a donation.


Announcements

  • The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website

    This website has been running for 16 years and receives in excess of a million hits per month. The website and our group will continue long after the 2014-18 events are over. We hope that people will continue to support us by submitting material and stories in addition to submitting to the new websites set up for the anniversary.

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with researching the activities of units of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, Regular Army, Pals Battalions, Kitchener's New Armies, Voluntary Organisations and the Ships of the Royal Navy. We currently have a huge backlog of stories and historical documents which need to be edited or transcribed for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.

Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to the Great War. If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes. Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted.





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If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page.


Mar 2017

    Please note we currently have a backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 230777 your submission is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.

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Did you know? We also have a section on World War Two. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.


Other Events:

  • 2012:
    Photography & Family History on the Ypres Salient
    5 Day Educational residential course on the Western Front. Explore your family connections with the Ypres Salient, learn new skills and create a photographic record to share your story via this website. Includes full board accomodation, lectures and practical tutorials in the evocative fields of Flanders.

    Cost will be in the region of 600 per person.

    Please contact us to register your interest and for further details.



  • 2012:
    Digital Film Making & Family History on the Ypres Salient
    5 Day Educational residential course on the Western Front. Explore your family connections with the Ypres Salient, learn new skills and create a short film to share your story via this website. Includes full board accomodation, lectures and practical tutorials in the evocative fields of Flanders.

    Cost will be in the region of 600 per person.

    Please contact us to register your interest and for further details.

  • 2012:
    Life in Bomber Command
    5 Day Educational residential course amongst the airfields of Bomber Command. Explore the hard and fast life of the Bomber Boys, visit the airfields from which they flew and see examples of their aircraft, learn new skills and create a short film to share your relative's story via this website. Includes full board accomodation, lectures and practical tutorials amongst the airfields of Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.

    Cost will be in the region of 600 per person.

    Please contact us to register your interest and for further details.





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