This year, as part of our First World War 100 commemorations, we’ve beenÂ focusing on the Home Front – the experiences of the civilian population living in Britainâ€™s towns, cities and villages, whose lives were greatly affected by the war.
We haveÂ one of the richest collections of First World War records in the world. The chief aim of our First World War 100 commemorations is to publicise and offer new insights into our records to encourage everybody to engage with them â€“ whether that is throughÂ researching anÂ ancestorâ€™s military career, or studying the conditions of female workers in munitions factories.
In order to do this, we haveÂ digitised records, catalogued thousands of individualsâ€™ records and hosted events including webinars and a contemporary art exhibition. And we’ve also builtÂ a fictional town: Great Wharton. Continue reading »