Broughton House has been a home to ex servicemen and women for the last 100 years. Within our care we are lucky to have ten WW2 veterans and we are committed to recognising and celebrating their lives while they are still with us. As part of this vision we are remembering significant battles in our history that have shaped the world as we know it; including and recognising the various cultures & groups whose contribution have often been forgotten. And, involving young people and local communities in these events to bind various cultures and ages; building and celebrating diversity, pride and recognition.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We owe so much to so few who willingly gave of their freedom and their lives for us to enjoy the civil liberties that we enjoy today. By remembering & marking significant events in our cultural history and bringing together communities to 'remember' - we can foster a feeling of goodwill, community support and recognition across cultures and ages and celebrate the lives of our heroes we are still lucky to have with us. A series of events on significant dates in our country's history will help bind young & old in keeping our cultural heritage and strengthening our communities in a time when there is much uncertainty in our multi-cultural neighbourhoods and home.
Steps to get it done:
We hope to remember all those who fought for us at the Battle of Arnhem on the 22nd September and particularly recognise the Polish community for their involvement in the battle - without whom the number of fallen soldiers would undoubtedly have been significantly greater. This open community event will plant two trees in memory of the fallen, engage with and our Polish community and be open to all the public to join the service and lunch at Broughton House where they can meet veterans of the battle of Arnhem, view our collection of war memorabilia, share experiences and celebrate the lives of our two nations heroes.
About the space
Salford City Council