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Morley history roadshow to mark First World War centenary

Morley War Memorial in Scatcherd Park will be the focus of some events to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Morley War Memorial in Scatcherd Park will be the focus of some events to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

As 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War a series of events in Morley to mark this centenary year.

The programme, Morley 1914 will explore local life during that year whilst remembering the sacrifices made by local men, women and animals in service.

A focus group has been formed with representation from a wide variety of organisations, working in partnership with Legacies of War (Leeds University)to coordinate the programme which will include a memorial service on August 4 and a community event in the town centre.

The first event entitled WW1 Local History Roadshow, will take place on Wednesday January 29 froom 3pm-7pm in the large banqueting room in Morley Town Hall. The event is free and open to all.

Morley Town Events Manager Racheal Kennedy said: “We are encouraging people of all ages to have a search at home for any WW1 related artefacts, documents, postcards, letters or medals and to bring them along to the event.

“We will be joined by academics from the University of Leeds and curators from Leeds Museums to share stories of local people and hopefully ignite a new conversation within our community.

“People of all ages are welcome to participate even if they don’t have anything to bring, there will be a variety of stalls for people to come along and learn about the impact the First World War had on the community of Morley.”

Stalls include Morley Community Archives, Morley in Bloom, Morley Family History, British Legion, Bruntcliffe School, SAAFA and Leeds Museums.

 

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