Sefton Libraries heritage
SEFTON'S Library service are delighted
after successfully securing ₤10,000 of Heritage Lottery funding to help pioneer
an innovative World War 1 project.
Once underway, the scheme is believed to be the largest projects undertaken by
the local authority, partners and local Schools since the World Record Human
Poppy in 2014.
Sefton Library Service are looking to highlight Sefton's Civic War Memorials and
the stories behind the men who perished in World War 1 listed upon them.
Cllr. Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said:- "It
is fantastic to see Sefton's Library service leading the way in a pioneering new
project with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
I know the team are raring to go on a project that will take a great deal of
research and imagination.
From mapping out the memorials, collating information such as the date they were
erected, working with local School children to develop the stories of the heroes
to working with the creative talents to deliver an interactive product, there is
much for them to do.
A poignant part of the project I'm excited to see, is the planned writing of
letters from local School children to residents living in the homes last
occupied by our war heroes.
The current house owner will be asked if they would like to have their house
included on a digital map highlighting the 'Homes of Heroes' and Civic War
Lesley Davies from Sefton Library Service also commented:- "The additional
funding from the HLF means that there is a lot more we can do.
A web designer will create a digital map of the Sefton Area, highlighting the
war memorials and the homes of the local heroes.
Images and details of soldiers service will be added for each individual
soldier, as a pop up if you hover over the house.
The digital map will sit on the 'Sefton Looking Back' digital portal and will
become a resource for School project for many years to come.
Our aim is to complete the research and have the webpage built to be unveiled in
time for the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One in 2018."
The ₤10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund will match fund an existing ₤7,000
from the Library service.