‘To The Fallen’ pop-up shop summer 2014

Funded by the MOD through the Armed Forces Community Covenant, To the Fallen was a unique commemorative project that operated from a pop-up shop in Coventry’s West Orchards shopping centre between July and September 2014. Members of the public were invited to visit the shop to conduct online research into their family genealogy for ancestors who served in the Armed Forces. Inspired by examples of letters from the 1st World War trenches to loved ones, visitors were invited to write a postcard to them. Over 1,400 were submitted and many were displayed in the shop. Around 4,000 people visited the shop between July and September.

For a series of short film clips about the project go to this link or visit the To The Fallen facebook page.

Many of the postcard messages have been posted on Twitter (@tothefallen2014) and can also be accessed from the Facebook page.