Welcome to GM1914. This is a joint volunteer project between the archives and local studies services across Greater Manchester.
2014 was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. This devastating conflict had enormous impact upon the lives of local people. In Greater Manchester we want to remember the impact of the Great War on our communities and our people by exploring the archives and discovering stories.
What does the Great War mean to you? How did it affect your family? Did any of your relations have their lives changed by the experiences of the years 1914 to 1918?
We need people who can offer some time to look through the records, search local newspapers, find great images, scan fascinating items and write up the stories which will be published here.
Please contact any of our partners – see map below – if you would like to contribute a story or carry out your own research.