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    This exhibition marked the centenary of the end of the First World War in Norfolk. It brought together the five exhibitions from the Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice project, which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    The exhibition explored the impact on the lives of the men who fought and returned home, the women who stepped up into new roles and had their lives transformed, only to lose much of their new found liberty and how Norfolk dealt with the devastating loss of life for every parish in the county.


    Project commemorative book

    The Forum, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, has organised and developed a commemorative book to complement the Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice project.

    Written by historian Neil Storey and the project’s First World War Women of Norfolk volunteers, it gives an overview of the involvement of Norfolk men in the Battle of the Somme and the Second Battle of Gaza, how life changed for Norfolk women at home and explores the legacies of Armistice in Norfolk. It also includes case studies given by Norfolk families.

    The book is available from The Forum Shop by Jarrold for £4.99


    Project website

    Find our more about the project and read extra case studies and information at ww1norfolk.co.uk