21 April 2005
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Warwickshire supports BBC Website for World War 2
Warwickshire’s libraries and county record office are set to support a new national project run by the BBC to focus on World War Two. The Beeb have launched a website dedicated to memories of the war and sessions are being held across the county to encourage people to come along and input their memories.
Tin Hat Tuesdays and Wartime Wednesdays will run throughout May and June at five venues in Warwickshire to help add stories to the website.
BBC WW2 project, People’s War, is devoted to collecting people’s stories in a lasting archive to be used as an educational resource and enduring tribute to the war generation, as part of the BBC History website.
Whether you were a child or an adult, at home or abroad, every story is part of the nation’s history and plays a vital part in helping future generations understand the sacrifices made by a nation at war. Stories can be added at the People’s War website: www.bbc.co.uk/ww2
Tin Hat Tuesdays will be run at Leamington Library on every Tuesday morning throughout May and June from 10am until 12pm.
Meanwhile people will be able to visit Stratford Library and the County Record Office for Wartime Wednesdays running every Wednesday in May and June from 10am until 12pm.
Nuneaton Library’s sessions will run Wednesday 4, 11, 18 and 25 May from 10am until 12pm whilst Bedworth Library’s events will run on Wednesday 8, 15 and 22 June from 10am until 12pm.
Lesley Kirkwood, Warwickshire Local Studies Librarian said: "We are delighted to be involved in this fascinating project. At all of these venues volunteers and staff will be on hand to help you add your story. So you can either phone ahead to let us know you are coming or just drop in and we will be delighted to listen to your story and help you add it to this fascinating site."
For more information:
CONTACT: Lesley Kirkwood
Local Studies Librarian,
Tel: 01926 412584
Contacts at the venues for photo opportunities are:
Leamington Library: Anne Thomas 01926 742732 or 01926 742721/22.
Stratford Library: Claire James, 01789 292209
Nuneaton and Bedworth Libraries: Jane Sutton 02476 384027
Warwickshire County Record Office: Hilary Peck 01926 738956
We were pleased to be a pilot area for the website and are continuing with our involvement with the project through 2005.
Through the People's Network of free internet access, in any of our 32 libraries and County Record Office members of the public can come in and access the website where they can contribute, or read and research any of the stories covering the Second World War.
If you ask a member of staff they will be happy to log you onto the website or you can access the site yourself and personalise your own contribution.
If you require help in adding your story please talk to a member of staff who should be able to arrange for you to have some help.
We are sure that you will find this an interesting and valuable site with many unusual and thought provoking reminiscences.
You can find a list of Warwickshire Libraries, with addresses and contact details at http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries and details of the County record Office at http://ww.warwickshire.gov.uk/record office