Now that our first fourteen interviews are available to read and listen to online and to order in print, we wanted to give you an idea of what each of these stories covers. Below, you can find a summary of each interview. Many of them are richly illustrated with photographs and images of letters, telegram, … Continue reading The First Fourteen Interviews
We are excited to announce that the first fourteen War Widows' Stories interviews are now freely available on our website. Our interviews tell the life stories of war widows and their children. They are intended to raise awareness of war widows' lives and to dispel the myths and stereotypes that currently define war widows' identities … Continue reading Listen to War Widows’ Stories
It was almost a year ago that we launched War Widows' Stories live on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour with the aim to start recording and raising awareness of war widows' lives and experiences in Britain. With the help of the War Widows' Association of Great Britain, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Liverpool John Moores University, since … Continue reading Join Us! War Widows’ Stories Launch Event
On 25 January 2017, we organised a training day for our War Widows' Stories volunteer interviewers at London's YHA St Pauls. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and to the Oral History Society, our interviewers had the chance to learn about oral history and its roots, as well as becoming familiar with how to conduct … Continue reading War Widows’ Stories Volunteers Complete Oral History Interview Training
Today, on 12 November 2016 at 12.30PM, members of the War Widows’ Association of Great Britain (WWA), their families, friends, supporters, and guests will gather for the War Widows' Association's Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. We will meet in King Charles Street at noon to walk the short distance to the Cenotaph, where the … Continue reading War Widows’ Association Annual Service of Remembrance
Today, on Armistice Day, Mary Moreland (WWA Chair Elect) and Dr Nadine Muller officially launched War Widows' Stories by appearing live on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Talking to Jenni Murray at the BBC's Old Broadcasting House in London, Mary and Nadine shared the motivation behind the project and explained why War Widows' Stories is such … Continue reading War Widows’ Stories Launches Live on Woman’s Hour
We are thrilled to announce that War Widows' Stories has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant. Commenting on the award, Dr Nadine Muller - the project leader - said: “War widowhood is an inevitable and undeniable, yet largely forgotten, part of war. War Widows’ Stories wants to help afford these women their rightful place in history … Continue reading War Widows’ Stories Wins Award from Heritage Lottery Fund!
Below you can find the press release for our project and its funding. If you'd like to have a custom article, conduct and interview with us about the project, or require images or other information, please contact us here. War Widows' Stories Project Celebrates Award from Heritage Lottery Fund What is it like to be a … Continue reading Press Release