What is Life Lines?
Life Lines is an archive project that aims to open the Weston Gallery and the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections to a wider audience.
A group of volunteers came together through a series of workshops in conserving, researching and sharing their World War One items, family stories and interests. They now meet regularly to continue exploring their personal World War One items, with the support of experts at Nottinghamshire Archives, University of Nottingham's Manuscripts & Special Collections and Culture Syndicates. The group produced The Life Lines Collection to showcase their research and collection, the book has been accessioned into Nottinghamshire Archives and Nottinghamshire libraries.
How can I get involved?
Join the group
Interaction Station at the Weston Gallery
The Life Lines Collection
The group's book showcases their World War One local and ancestral research
The Life Lines Collection brings together research on individual's lives during the First World War. Stories come to life through artefacts such as Horace's notebook, William's postcards home, John's Bible and Albert's poems.
Historical documents trace their experiences: medal records, factory photographs, medical notes, demobilisation certificates and census records help to explain what happened to their ancestors in the Great War.
Funding approved for development of Life Lines in schools project
Culture Syndicates is using research compiled by the Life Lines group to create a sensory handling box for Key Stage 3 pupils. The box will provide an interactive learning experience engaging pupils with Nottingham’s local history during the First World War.
The project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund as part of their First World War: then and now programme.
To enquire about the project and using the box
Please contact Sacha Springthorpe on firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to support participants in taking Life Lines further...perhaps you would like to record your family's stories on film, or use social media to connect your family's history across the globe? The options are endless and we are very excited to see where it will lead!
Please contact us if you have an idea or would like to be involved.