Big Ideas have received a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project Motherhood, Loss and the First World War UK-wide. Groups from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will now be able to join groups in England to research mothers from the UK who lost sons or daughters whilst they were serving in the First World War. Motherhood, Loss and the First World War is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Groups can research mothers from the UK who lost sons or daughters in World War One then share research with Big Ideas. Research shared by your group could include letter exchanges between mothers and sons during the First World War, newspaper articles and biographical information about the mothers and their experience of losing their children. You could look into your family histories, look at local archives or contact local history groups. Once the research is complete you can share your research by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join the Motherhood project Facebook group and connect with others who are taking part in the project.
Find out how to get involved, receive free resources and apply for the expenses scheme by emailing email@example.com.