A COLLECTION of images illustrating the impact of the First World War on the people of Cheshire will be touring the county.
Beginning on September 9, the Great War Project will make numerous images - including many from West Cheshire - available via a touchscreen kiosk.
Themes include On the Home Front, Serving Your Country and We Will Remember Them exploring the impact of war on those who went to fight and those left behind.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery fund, the tour includes Chester Library, Cheshire Military Museum, Chester History and Heritage Centre, Chester Cathedral, the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port and Neston Library.
Cllr Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and recreation on Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This project will show how war hundreds of miles away impacts on family and friends, and how it is depicted in our own back yard.
“Thousands of local soldiers lost their lives and thousands were injured, many suffering from their wounds for the rest of their lives.
“This project pays tribute to the bravery of the Cheshire soldiers and their loved ones in ‘the war to end all wars’.”
The project will also work with the community to record stories which demonstrate the impact of the Great War in Cheshire.
People will be encouraged to volunteer to help gather information and to bring in photographs, documents, collections and memories to road shows around Cheshire.
There will be an opportunity for potential volunteers to learn more about the project, discover some research tips and how to use scanning, photographic and recording equipment between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, October 12 at Chester Heritage Centre in Bridge Street.
The first community collection roadshow also takes place at the Heritage Centre with people invited to bring in their own Great War collections between 11am and 4pm on Saturday October 19.
The community collections will be part of a larger archive which will increase knowledge of the impact of the war in Cheshire and bring local history to life.