Essential Reading

'I have been a family historian for more than 40 years, and a professional historian for over 30, but as I read it, I was constantly encountering new ways of looking at my family history....Essential reading I would say!' Alan Crosby, WDYTYA Magazine

Monday, 7 April 2014

From Street to Trench - An Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North, Salford, Manchester


                      Imperial War Museum North, Salford

                     From Street to Trench: A World War That Shaped a Region

                                              Sat April 5th 2014 to Sun 21st May 2015.

                                 Open Daily from 10am to 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm.

                                                                     Admission is free.

Last week, I reported for Family Tree Magazine UK on this fascinating new exhibition in commemoration of WW1.  See my article on the blog at

Here is a taster of what there is to see:

Medals, service books, memorial plaques and printed entries from the Roll of Honour - many are the sources for tracing military ancestors from the First World War

These personal effects belonging to Albert Tattersall, a soldier from Moston , Manchester include a penknife, a mirror, scissors, pipe, tobacco pouch and cigarettes. Albert died after being wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1916

For more information see: -shaped-a-region

Further postings to come on this from me.