Mapping the story of County Durham
and its people in the First World War

Tell us your story...

This is a First World War centenary project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project will link the archives, objects and sites that survive today and uncover new stories about local communities 100 years ago. It will also map the centenary commemorative events and projects taking place in each locality. Find out more by visiting the about page or clicking the links below.

Roland Boys Bradford VC

Really get to know our people

Discover stories about the people connected with County Durham in the First World War

Brancepeth Castle, early 20th C

Wartime County Durham

Stories about sites, buildings and monuments connected with the war

Embroidered postcard of battleship - England is watching (D/DLI 7/798/17)

Discover historical events 100 years ago

Stories connected with the Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June 1916

Revealing the impact of the First World War around you

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Thomas Snowdon (1878-1915)

Easington Lane man served with the 2nd DLI who had previously served in the Boer War

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Mairi Chisholm, Irene 'Winkie' Gartside-Spaight in No Man's Land c.1916  © National Library of Scotland
No Man’s Land: Women’s photography and the First World War

No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who…