Encouraging the recognition of the contributions made by the Armed Forces and their families from a local perspective is at the heart of this project. The project is a ‘living archive’ consisting of a collection of honour to be added to through reminiscence days where we will invite veterans, their families, enthusiasts and public to donate their memorabilia, stories or ephemera to the project. This living archive will then be used in various guises and will be a sustainable resource that can be accessed, celebrated and added to by everyone.
As the project name suggests, this project is dedicated to capturing the past and the present for the future. The legacy to the project will be its continual efforts to amass information and personal stories between 2014 and 2018, resulting in a unique digital collection and hive of information for all to access.
Below are sample stories featured in the exhibition.