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Mary's Story: Sharing European Memories

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Sharing European Memories

The Sharing European Memories (SEME) project involves partners in the UK, Italy, Norway, Spain and Poland, and will see young people involved in collecting WWII veteran memories, which will then be shared across Europe in an effort to increase understanding of what war means to different cultures.


The project aims to promote intergenerational dialogue between young and old generations, by means of artistic productions and exhibitions of experienced events in real places, recording history and memories in schools, interviews, digital storytelling and other activities.


30 Year Five pupils from a primary school in Leeds are working with Lotherton Hall, an Edwardian country house now run as a museum by Leeds City Council, to learn about the Hallís use during the Second World War, when troops were stationed in the servants' wing.


Pupils interviewed Second World War veterans and people who lived and worked in Leeds during the war to find out about their experiences.  They then worked with the project team to create digital stories about the interviewees, and these are showcased here on My Yorkshire.


There are separate digital stories for each of the six interviewees: Paddy, Marian, Ken, Mavis, Mary and Stanley (click here to see other Sharing European Memories stories on My Yorkshire).

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