Prestonians In The First World War

6 November 2014

Do you have a story to tell about your Preston relative in the First World War? If you have photographs, medals, letters or postcards bring them along to our Preston Remembers Roadshows throughout November.

The roadshows aim to capture the stories and memorabilia of your Preston relatives and experts can help capture their story permanently for future generations.

Preston Remembers roadshows will be held from 10.30am-3pm on the following dates:-

  • Tuesday 11 November at Harris Museum & Art Gallery
  • Saturday 15 November at Museum of Lancashire
  • Friday 21 November at Sharoe Green Library, Fulwood

Fred Sandiford, pictured in his WW1 uniform, is the paternal Grandfather of Eileen Barker, and thankfully survived the war. Sadly, another of Eileen’s relatives did not, and his details appear on the Roll of Honour in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

Eileen said: “These roadshows are a fantastic idea and a great way to bring these family stories to life. We need to celebrate and remember the sacrifice these men and women gave, passing the stories onto our next generation.”

Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Councillor Veronica Afrin, added: “If you have any photographs or memorabilia of your Preston relatives, I urge you to visit one of the Preston Remembers roadshows and get the information recorded. In this remembrance centenary year, it’s more vital than ever to have a full record of all those from Preston who were part of the First World War.”


Media Enquiries, Angela Sinclair, Communications Officer, (01772) 906476

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