Our major community project marking the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War sees us working with schools, local people and special interest groups throughout 2018 to research and collate images of the men and women affected by the events of 1914 to 1918, and whose relatives live in the Richmondshire area today.
We’re going to create a ribbon of remembrance linking those immediately affected by World War One with the modern day.
We’re going to achieve that through collecting photographs, stories and research, all of which will combine to create our ribbon.
As well as images of those who served, we want to include pictures of civilians – shopkeepers, traders, farmers, teachers, children, wives and sweethearts; those at home working, nursing, waiting, those who lived on, those who grieved, those who dealt with the aftermath of war.
We need your help to make it a success.
- Do you have photographs of relatives from the period?
- Would you like to share their stories?
- Do you have a family photo, but no information and would like to try to find out more about them?
- Can you help us create our Ribbon of Remembrance?
Your relative, or the person of interest to you, does not have to have been from this area, or have served with The Green Howards (or The Yorkshire Regiment as they were known in the First World War) – what’s important is that you have a current link to the Richmond or Catterick Garrison area.
We plan to create a physical Ribbon of Remembrance linking Catterick and Richmond over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November which will feature some of those people researched during the project.
There will also be the chance to walk the ribbon route with the project team – with the main walk taking place on the morning of Sunday 11th November, walking from Catterick Garrison along the ribbon route to Richmond in time for the Remembrance Day commemorations in Friary Gardens.
We’ll be creating an online ribbon featuring all those involved here on our website. You can watch it grow as we add contributions over the coming months.
Would you like to get involved? Use the form to let us know who you would like featured on the Ribbon of Remembrance. Add up to three images and submit the form. We’ll be in touch soon.
Our major exhibition for 2018 is ‘Aftermath: Living through the Peace’ and runs from the end of March to December 2018. A programme of talks and events linked to the centenary is planned – visit the what’s on to find out more.
The Ribbon of Remembrance project is one of the ways the museum is marking the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War. It has been made possible with support from The Armed Forces Covenant Community Fund.