2nd Mar 2017

Spreading the message

We were delighted when BBC Radio Cambridge visited the archives to find out more about the visitors’ books. Have a look at this link to see inside the archives and get a glimpse of the original books.  http://bit.ly/2mIT5fl  

19th Jan 2017

We’ve won another award!

We’ve done it again!  We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the e-Alan Ball award. The judges were particularly impressed by the website’s innovative digital content, transcription and  indexing which they described as a very engaging piece of work. Thank you once again to all the amazing volunteers who make this project such a… Read More

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

15th Sep 2016

Bretton Library hosts WW1 Exhibition

It’s moved! The WW1 exhibition can now be seen at Bretton Library.  The temporary exhibition consist of four pop-up banners which cover a range of topics including the causes of the War,  life in the trenches, with examples of local soldier’s experiences.  Did you know that the Mayor of Peterborough was called upon to read… Read More

11th Aug 2016

WW1 Exhibition at Werrington Library

Werrington Library is currently hosting the ‘Peterborough in the Great War’ touring exhibition.  The temporary exhibition consist of four pop-up banners which cover a number of topics including the causes of the War,  life in the trenches, with examples of local soldier’s experiences.  There is also an section about the attitudes in the city towards… Read More

15th Jun 2016

Sharing the stories

The pupils at Castor Primary School have been finding out all about the project this week.  During the presentation the children discovered what the volunteers do and why the WUTAC ladies wanted the servicemen to drink tea rather than beer!  They looked at sketches and listened to recordings of the poems and messages in the books… Read More

26th May 2016

Screens go live at Peterborough Railway Station

We had a fantastic launch event at Peterborough Railway Station yesterday, where the servicemen’s biographies are being displayed on a screen in the main entrance.  The entries will appear 100 years to the week that each serviceman passed through the Great Eastern Station. Our WW1 re-enactors included two soldiers, a member of the Royal Flying… Read More

13th May 2016

Joan & Freda discover father’s entry written 100 years ago!

Meet Joan Lacey and Freda Crew, the daughters of Private Joseph Drewery of the Machine Gun Corps. Joan got in touch with us after seeing an article about the project in her local newspaper. Joan was delighted to discover that her Father had written an entry in the visitor’s book whilst travelling through Peterborough East… Read More