The centenary of the outbreak of WW1 resonated strongly in Pennine Lancashire communities, who sent off sons, brothers and fathers to fight in ill-fated battalions. Truce enabled community members, young and old, to explore this shared heritage, engaging thousands of local people in an eight month programme of shared learning and intergenerational activity.
Made possible by generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lancashire CC Arts Development, Granada Foundation and Hyndburn Homes, Truce took the ceasefire of 1914 as its focus. The truce symbolises human spirit, a moment of shared humanity during the horror of war.
Involving heritage experts, artists, football fans, schools and colleges, interfaith choirs, libraries, junior football league teams, concert band members, community groups, BBC Radio Lancashire and Accrington Stanley FC, Truce investigated the lessons to be learned from history.