First World War Remembrance Project
We at West Norfolk Mind wanted to be able to demonstrate our enduring support for the remembrance of those who served; those who returned, those whose experiences determined their adult lives and those who lay in foreign and United Kingdom fields sacrificing their lives for the peace of our nation during and following the First World War.
We are committed to supporting and enabling those in our community who experience poor mental health both sporadic and enduring and we felt a great connection to those who whilst surviving the conflict were nevertheless enduring casualties of the experience.
What we have chosen to do, to try to connect then to now, is to post a weekly audio diary of recollections from the 1st World War period alongside the recollections of our here and now world with audio contributions from our current West Norfolk Community.
The recordings from WW1 about life during that period for both servicemen and civilians are taken from documentation from the time. For the here and now recordings we are asking local people with or without experience of a mental health problem to take part and record a short account of their daily life in modern Britain. We are aiming to upload recordings weekly until November 2018 to compare how different everyday life is 100 years later.
Our recordings are stored on our Soundcloud page and can be found by clicking here.
This project has been funded by a grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation.
Would you like to be part of the project?
We are looking for people to create recordings for both then and now. If you would like to take part please call Paul on 07725 077415 or send him an email by clicking here.