The Children of The Great War project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and centres on the Home Front and how family and community life was directly affected by the war, through participation in it, the loss and trauma families experienced at the time, and the effect it had on subsequent generations.
Age Exchange has worked with a number of partner organisations across London to record and share family histories from a diverse range of communities. Project activities have included reminiscence projects, intergenerational workshops, filming and recording of group and individual interviews, including exploring the theme through sharing personal heritage. There have also been open days in eight London Boroughs enabling the public to contribute family history, images and text to the Europeana 1914-18 international archive. Age Exchange has also integrated the collected memories into a touring exhibition and film installation together with a major intergenerational theatre production.
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Age Exchange is a member of The Imperial War Museum First World War Centenary Partnership.
A key part of the project has been a series of open days in London at which members of the public have been able to bring in family artifacts to be photographed or scanned for the collection.
These open days have yielded a wealth of material, including interview transcripts and photographs, which will be available on the Europeana 1914-18 database. See the Archive page for more details.
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