A WW1 Photography Display remembering those who lived in County Durham from 1914-1918
Presented by members of the Cheesy Waffles and Wider World Projects to promote disability awareness in a positive way
This photography project explores the life and work of people in Durham during the First World War. The photographs honour the work and lives of people in Durham both away at war and the contribution made at home, particularly by women.
Young adults from the Cheesy Waffles and Wider World Projects developed their knowledge and understanding of life in Durham for men,women, young people and children during the First World War, through research activities and visits to local museums. The group planned period photographs which were taken at Beamish Museum, Durham Town Hall and Witton Gilbert St Michael & All Angels Church.
The group then shared what they had learned with other young people from the Cheesy Waffles Project through a series of First World War themed activities and photography workshops at Belmont Community Centre. Topics included recruitment, rationing and food shortages, cookery, allotment gardening, make do and mend and the effects of the war on families.
The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to show case the work of the young people and young adults within the Cheesy Waffles and Wider World projects, share what the group have learned about life in Durham during the First World War and to promote positive disability awareness.
Supported by Durham Area Action Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks go to Witton Gilbert St Michael & All Angels Church and Durham Town Hall for providing a beautiful period back drop to photographs and The Peoples Workshop for the loan of uniforms and mining artifacts.
For further information, please contact:
Cheesy Waffles Project
Mobile: 07759 219466