Recovering First World War Theatre

Are you interested in theatrical and cultural history? 'Recovering First World War Theatre' is a nationwide community project researching war plays written and performed during the Great War. This is a good opportunity to use our archive collections to research local stories both to include on our own GM1914 blog and on a wider database. … Continue reading Recovering First World War Theatre

‘…and the morning broke…’

Today we continue with the blog written by volunteer Chris Prince containing the powerful words of soldier 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth Callan McArdle who was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme.   The journal of Kenneth McArdle continued...   6 July 1916 'On the night of 30th June the 90th Brigade marched out … Continue reading ‘…and the morning broke…’

The Capture of Montauban

Volunteer Chris Prince came across the journal of Kenneth Callan McArdle whilst rooting around documents in the collections at Ashton Local Studies Centre.  The 2nd Lieutenant served with the 17th Manchester Regiment and wrote what Chris describes as ‘a very powerful peace of literature’.  We will be sharing two entries from the journal over a … Continue reading The Capture of Montauban