Wales For Peace, Book of Remembrance Tour
The Wales for Peace
team and their partners have been active during Remembrance Day and in preparation for their Remembering for Peace
On 06 November, in conjunction with the National Assembly for Wales, Wales for Peace held a conference ‘Remembering for Peace’, attended by secondary schools.
Wales for Peace helped to demonstrate how individuals and groups in Wales have reacted to the horrors of war by working for peace and encouraged students to research the stories of peacemakers in their area.
This day assisted local students in creating presentations to deliver to their schools to coincide with Remembrance Day.
The WWI Book of Remembrance Tour kick-started with its display in the Senedd as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Remembrance Day showcase event on 10 November.
Sir Peter Luff, Chair of HLF outlined how HLF grants are helping communities to explore their heritage of the First World War and other organisations also spoke about what they have achieved with HLF grants.
Following this, on 11 November, the Book of Remembrance was displayed alongside the new transcription tool
at the ‘National Assembly for Wales Remembers’ Exhibition. Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler AM commemorated the involvement of Assembly Members’ ancestors in WWI and spoke about the impact the war has had on them and their families.
The Wales for Peace team were there to speak with these Assembly Members and assist them in finding their ancestors in the electronic version of the book.
Up until St. David’s Day 2016, Wales for Peace and the WCIA, through a series of road shows, transcription workshops and ‘editathons’ in communities across Wales, will be calling on volunteers to help with transcribing the book.
Within this time, the launch of ‘Remembering for Peace’ exhibition will take place at the National Library for Wales, Aberystwyth, on 30 January 2016.
Watch this space to find out further details of the launch and for other ways in which you can be involved in the translation process.