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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To mark the end of our series of silent walks commemorating the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, poet Ken Cockburn has written a poem. The work is inspired by his experiences on our walks and his visits to the battlefields.
Now’s your chance to see the Stanley Spencer iconic First World War paintings at Manchester Art Gallery and outside of their usual home at Sandham. Sixteen of the 19 paintings are on display and it’s the first time they have been this far north.
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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.