Explore Greater Manchester's heritage through blogs written by staff and volunteers of the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership.


GM1914 is a joint volunteer project between the archives and local studies services across Greater Manchester. 2014-18 was the centenary of the First World War. This devastating conflict had enormous impact upon the lives of local people.

In Greater Manchester we have remembered the impact of the Great War on our communities and our people by exploring the archives and discovering over 200 stories from the armed forces and the home front.

GM1914 was edited and co-ordinated by Nicky Crewe, Becky Farmer and Dylan Lawson thanks to the generous funding of the Heritage Lottery Fund and The National Archives, as part of the Skills from the Future project.

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  1. “The Now & Then Show” is a magazine show broadcasting twice a day on AllFM 96.9, a community radio station based in Levenshulme. We have read your blogs and would love to share them with our listeners by reading them out as part of a proposed long term series that will focus on the history and heritage of Greater Manchester.
    Could we please have your permission to use your material as part of our broadcast. In addition, would you be willing to come on to the show to talk about the Blog and the research you are doing?
    You can contact us on this email address or check out our facebook page:
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Jon Dawson & Kate Bullivant, Co-producers “The Now & Then Show”


  2. Hi, I work for a radio station called Bolton FM. I’m putting a show together called ‘The Home Front’ show. This will be going out in November. I’m looking for people who have any stories from WW1 or WW2, who would not mind being interviewed. Also, I am looking for messages of remembrance for your lost love ones to be read out on air.


    1. Hi Travis,

      I have sent you an email with some more information that will hopefully be of use to you and your programme.



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