Collected by the Chesterfield Volunteer Centre, these are the real stories of local residents who experienced war first hand. They are not the famous generals or politicians, but the ordinary people whose lives were changed forever by conflict. Using audio, video and written text, this site gathers their fascinating tales and records them for posterity.

Get involved

If you, a relative or someone you know has a story to tell of life during global warfare, we'd love to add their account to our archive. Just click on 'contribute' above, complete the form, and we'll arrange an interview. Thank you.

Alternatively, if you'd like to give us your feedback on the project, please feel free to get in touch with your comments.