Landscapes of Remembrance – Stories of York Memorials
2014 - On-going
Community Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust launched a new community engagement project to rediscover the stories behind the memorials to York’s fallen during the First World War.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Landscapes of Remembrance invites local people to explore memorials and the relationship we have with them today and had in the past.
Volunteers have recorded monuments in churches, squares, on public buildings and in public spaces, and looked at the stories behind who created the memorials, where they are sited in the landscape, what symbols, words and pictures they use, and what this tells us today about how communities chose to commemorate the fallen. The team continues to build through a number of workshops about archaeological recording, historical and photographic methods.
Part of the project will be the making of a film which will record the journey of exploration as well as gather interviews exploring the relationship we have with memorials today.