The Remembered Podcast: The Western Front Way
The Remembered Podcast is an opportunity to explore the First World War, and its continuing impact today, in more depth.
Each week, we’ll be chatting to beneficiaries of the There But Not There project, as well as other people who are working to commemorate the war in different ways. The First World War was fought on many fronts and by many different races and we want to give a platform to those different voices, while raising awareness of the There But Not There project.
As always, you can support There But Not There by purchasing one of our Tommies.
In episode two, we speak to Rory Forsyth from The Western Front Way, a charity which is aiming to create a 1000km long commemorative walking path from the Swiss border in the South through France and Belgium to the channel coast in the North. The pathway was inspired by a letter from Alexander Douglas Gillespie wrote to his headteacher in 1915 saying that a pathway should be built after the war to remember and commemorate the fragility of peace.
A big thank you to Rory for travelling in to speak with us.
You can find out more about supporting the project on their website.
This week we’re sharing our first listener story, from Rosalind McClean, about her Grandfather, who left his wife Sarah and their five children to fight in the First World War.
If you would like to send us a story about a relative in the First World War, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking for approximately 200-300 word stories or 2-3 minute recordings.
Next week we’ll be speaking to Combat Stress, one of our beneficiary charities who have been working with veterans since the end of the First World War.