In 2017, Qube in Oswestry was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Homefront Heroines, a project commemorating the centenary of WW1. The project focuses on the lives and stories of the women of Oswestry during the First World War. It will ensure the extraordinary stories of local women are not lost forever, and the impact the war had on women’s lives – which is still felt today, is recognised.
Led by project researcher, Sarah Gathercole, the project has been generously supported by a dedicated team of research volunteers.
The project will culminate in an exhibition at Qube in March 2019, composed of the stories, photos and artefacts uncovered during the project research. The research uncovered will also be available to view online creating a resource for the wider community to access and learn more about their heritage.