Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,900 to Vista to mark First World War Centenary

Published on 24th June 2016 in General

Vista has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to improve access to World War One history.

Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will involve making recordings of museum tours, interviews with local experts, and stories and poems written by soldiers. An audio pack will then be created and sent out to subscribers, schools, and residential homes in the local area.

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, the project will enable local people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the people who lived through the First World War.

Vista is keen to hear from anyone who would like to share their stories, whether it is photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, or letters, or family tales passed down about what life was really like.

Stephen Payne, Community Services Manager at Vista, said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will enable us to bring stories and memories about the Home Front to life, and ensure this information is easily accessible to those with a visual impairment.”

For more information and to share your story with us, please contact our Sound Services Team at transcription@vistablind.org.uk or call 0116 249 8839.

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