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12 February 2013

Do you have any WWI photographs for an upcoming exhibition?

HACKNEY Museum is pulling together a collection of memories, photographs, printed material and artefacts that document Hackney during the war years 1914 to 1918.

The East London museum is asking residents for their stories and memories of Hackney, and other parts of the globe, during the First World War.

All material collected will form part of a new project called Hackney Remembers, run by theatre company Fifth Word in collaboration with Hackney Museum, Hackney Archives, the Jewish Military Museum and St John & St James and Springfield primary schools.

Pupils will take on the role of researchers, archivists and curators and study the lives of the women and families left behind while men were fighting in the trenches. They will also learn about life on the home front and compare it with the Hackney that they know today.

Sue Bowers, head of Heritage Lottery Fund London, said: “The young people will be looking at history that had a profound effect on the lives of those that lived in their neighbourhoods.”

Hackney Remembers will conclude with a touring exhibition which starts at Hackney Museum this July. It will also be incorporated into a learning programme for teachers to help them develop activities to mark next year's centenary of the First World War.

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Stoke Newington Church Street with First World War tank being used to encourage enlistment c.1916

Stoke Newington Church Street with First World War tank being used to encourage enlistment c.1916

Stoke Newington Church Street with First World War tank being used to encourage enlistment c.1916

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