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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This September come into Manchester and plant a snowdrop, a symbol of peace, to mark the centenary of the First World War. We’ll also be sending out snowdrop packs so local schools can get involved and running some of our 50 things activities for families. We have lots of other commemorative events throughout the country this year.
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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.