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My colleagues and I have created a new website with an interactive map of memorial sites in Nottingham alongside an assortment of articles about the way in which we remember the World Wars. Please check it out at https://aspaceformemory.wordpress.com/ We welcome any and all feedback and if you have any of your own responses you'd like to share on the site please comment, or don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Two years ago I chose one name at random from a Nottingham War Memorial to see what I could discover about the life behind the name. William Eric Woodward lived on Gawthorne Street New Basford with his sister and mother. His mother was, unusually for this time, a painter and decorator having taken on this role in 1908 following the death of her husband. At the out break of war in 1914 Eric, as he was known, was just 15 and a scout at Blackwoods in Sherwood. Whilst I was aware of his name on the church memorial (St Andrew's with Castle Gate church in Nottingham) I subsequently discovered that