The Exhibition

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.

Corporal Harold Abraham

Corporal Harold Abraham had been a Signaller in the Royal Engineers British Territorial Forces since 1911.

Lance Corporal Albert Edward Campbell

Albert Edward Campbell (known as Edward, or “Teddy”) joined up with the Lancashire Eighth Hussars (Cromwell Tank Division) aged 17; after 18 months’ service, he was posted to Korea.

Private Thomas Henry Bishop

Thomas Henry Bishop lived with his parents and siblings at 22 Grosvenor Road, a few doors down from the Parkin family.

Private Walter Jaundrill

Walter Jaundrill was a coalminer from Sewell Street, Prescot. He enlisted in 11th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment on 24 August 1914, just over a month after the war broke out.