Project to look at First World War survivors

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Two projects are coming together to look at how First World War survivors coped on their return to North Tyneside.

Cullercoats Village Family History Centre and the Park View Project are working on a project called What happened to WWI survivors on their return?

Cullercoats Village Family History Centre is a community group providing access for local people of Cullercoats to share and research history of the area, relying on funds raised by the local community.

Whitley Bay-based Park View project has been awarded Heritage Lottery funds to research those who were survivors of The Great War, by giving them a voice in order to help understand the challenges they faced on returning home.

Officials are encouraging people of all abilities to take part with peer-support available from volunteer information buddies.

A spokesperson said: “Both local groups are keen to link where history of the local area is relevant. This affords a mutual benefit via the sharing of skills and resources; this in turn, creates a partnership and collaborative approach that contributes to a diverse and vibrant local community.”