First World War centenary
We are commemorating the lives of those who were there on the battlefield and on the home front, and sharing their stories with you.
Stories from our places
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Join artist and poet Alec Finlay's guided walks and poetry readings,where you can enjoy contemporary and recent poetry as well as walking and poppy-seeding events. We have lots of other commemorative events up and down the country this summer.
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In 1914, Dunham Massey, the stately home of the Grey family, was transformed into Stamford Military Hospital, caring for wounded soldiers from all over the British empire. One humdred years later, the house has turned back the clock, using hands-on displays and actors performing scenes based on real events to really show what it was like for the patients and nurses who stayed there.