Two strikes, a hundred years apart

Contributed by David Hewitt This summer, councillors from Thornton in Lancashire will go on strike. They are members of Wyre Council and, immediately before a full meeting of their colleagues, they w...

Anonymous Women – The Ladies of the Field

Contributed by Julie Moore For this third in a series of occasional blogs on ‘anonymous’ women, I thought I would share with you one of those very exciting moments that can happen when doing research...

Anonymous Women and some thoughts on that title

Contributed by Julie Moore As promised, the pieces which appear under the title of ‘Anonymous Women’ will be a ‘warts and all’ account of my research process. Already, just a few days in, it is becom...

First Thoughts on Anonymous Women

Contributed by Julie Moore Over the past three years, the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ team have heard many stories of how people coped during the four years of the First World War. From allotments to foo...

An Act of Remembrance?

Contributed by Janine Marriott. When I first began working at Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust I felt that an arranging an Act of Remembrance for those who died during the two World Wars was fitting and app...

Behind the Wire

An edited version of this article by 100 Years of Coconuts appeared in the Cambridge United matchday programme for the game against Yeovil Town on 27 September 2016.   This may be one of those storie...

A Taste of the Home Front – Arundel Museum

In June 2015 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant to Arundel Museum to explore the story of how the town of Arundel responded to the problems of keeping the town fed during the First World War. ...

Railway war service badges of World War 1

Contributed by Reg Harman One day a very long time ago, as a British Rail management trainee in Scotland, I helped to clear out an old railway office in Glasgow, prior to transfer of all administrati...

War and Remembrance – Shell Basket Documentary

  War and Remembrance is a short film about the work of basketmaker and maths teacher, Mary Crabb. The film charts the beginning of Mary’s research into First World War shell baskets – in partic...