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 then we have trained six volunteer interviewers, and conducted fifteen oral history interviews with war widows and their children. Their stories are full of persistence, strength, despair, and grief, as well as fond memories of love and laughter. No two stories are the same, and yet there are unmistakable parallels between them.
In Remembrance Week 2017, we will publish these first fifteen life stories on our website in the form of audio files and/ or transcripts. To mark this special occasion, we warmly invite you to join us in recognising and celebrating the lives of Britain’s war widows past and present, to listen to their stories, and learn about their experiences on Friday, 10 November 2017 from 6-8PM at the Royal British Legion in London.
Places at this event are free but limited, so please click here to find out more and book your seat to avoid disappointment. We are grateful to the Royal British Legion for providing us with the space for this event, which will be fully accessible.
We hope you consider joining us! If you have any questions about the event, or if you would like to know more about the project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.