15th Dec 2016

We have won an award!

We are delighted to announce that Vivacity and Speed have received the ‘Creative Campaign of the Year’ award from Athene Communications for the Peterborough and the Great War website !  Local design agency Speed developed this unique website which showcases the digitised visitors’ books, making them accessible to the public for the first time.   The… Read More

1st Dec 2016

Sharing information with Doncaster

A group of eight volunteers were recently invited to visit the ‘Doncaster 1914 -18 at Home at War’ heritage project which is very similar project to ours, albeit on a much larger scale.  A great day was had by all and I think we all gained a lot from the visit in terms of information,… Read More

1st Dec 2016

Imperial War Museum Visit

A recent trip to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) proved to be a very successful event. The purpose of the trip was to assess the museums current WW1 exhibition to gain inspiration for our own exhibition at Peterborough Museum in January 2016. The IWM exhibition certainly provided  us with a lot of ideas such as… Read More

1st Dec 2016

Peterborough during World War 1

Peterborough during World War I – by Stuart Orme Peterborough in 1914 was a bustling mid-sized city, dominated by both its ancient Cathedral and by the railway, which was the biggest employer. It had been a small medieval market town until the coming of the railways in 1845, but had then expanded rapidly, its population… Read More

1st Dec 2016

Jimmy the Donkey

Jimmy the donkey– the city’s First World War animal hero & mascot Jimmy was loved by the soldiers of the trenches simply for making them smile. He was born amidst the war’s bloodiest battle in June 1916 after his mother who carried supplies from the rear to the frontline was fatally wounded by German shellfire…. Read More