First World War items on show at free Lincolnshire Archives tour

To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, community heritage project Down Your Wold has partnered up with the Lincolnshire Archives and Lincolnshire Remembrance and Memorials to hold a session on records relating to the War and the Lincolnshire Regiment on Wednesday November 26.

Starting at 10am through to 12noon the session will provide a selection of sources relating to life in Lincolnshire 1914-1918. The Archives holds records relating to casualties, civil defence, letters from the front, prisoners of war, propaganda, recruitment and soldiers rolls. The event will involve a behind the scenes tour of the archive repositories together with a talk and exhibition of how to find and access these kinds of records for future research.

Down Your Wold project officer, Sam Phillips, is delighted to be working with the Lincolnshire Archives: “This event will not only be a great insight into how to use the archives, it will also show people just how much information we have available to us. A visit to the archives is a perfect starting point for any research project.”

This session is free of charge but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please call the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service to reserve your place on 01507 609740.

The Lincolnshire Archives has an online searchable database which can be accessed at www.lincstothepast.com.

 

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