Early in the project a congregant of All Saints Church, Joan Ward, lent an amazing collection of silk embroidered cards that were sent to her family, some by her father, from the Western Front. They were used many times throughout to inspire reflection and discussion on WW1 themes. An engaging entry into some of the issues of the war including separation and loss, they encouraged the creation of similar vibrant cards in workshops with community groups. From this, reflection, discussion and further creative responses to those themes and that of peace in the world today evolved; such as the making of ‘Poppies and Peace’ hangings. A simple starting point had enabled the people of Charnwood to share their own stories of the past one hundred years across diverse cultural and generational boundaries.