Craven and the First World War

We need your help!

The year 2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918).  To mark the occasion we are asking people from throughout the area to share their time, ideas or personal objects and memories to commemorate how the war changed this district for ever.

The project will be organised by ‘Craven and the First World War’, a collection of community-focused groups who have come together to arrange various commemorative events to mark the centenary. The group has devised a project that aims to build a greater understanding of life in Craven during the First World War, whilst honouring those who lost their lives and loved ones during the years of fighting.

We are interested in hearing any ideas people or groups have to commemorate the centenary. We would also like to know about any objects people have relating to the First World War. Stories and memories too would be a great contribution; we would love to hear personal stories or recordings made of friends or relatives about the war. No contribution will be too great or too small.

If you would like to contribute, complete the Craven and the First World War ‘How can I be involved?’ form and submit it to any library in Craven or Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton. Alternatively you can email it to

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