Punch Cartoons on WW1, The Great War | PUNCH Magazine Cartoon Archive
Punch cartoons depicted many aspects of the War. Browse the 1916 volume we have in our collection and leave with a smile on your face. The cartoon we've featured above is actually taken from the Punch website. To view their collection follow the link below.
The above is a manuscript version of Millicent Price's autobiography; she had strong links to York and her husband was a conscientious objector working for the Friends War Victims Relief Committee in Holland. Its certainly worth a read.
2,236 employees of the North Eastern Railway were killed in the First World War including one director. In 1920, £20,000 was allocated to the erection of a memorial to the dead. Sir Edwin Lutyens was selected to choose a site and prepare a design for the monument. For more information on this image or to order a print, follow the link provided below.
The end of the war brought about a whole range of issues, and one of these was how to commemorate the fallen. Our archive contains information on the controversies, processes and practicalities of commemorative acts and monuments. These issues are interesting topics that are well worth exploring.
This neatly written postcard was penned by a conscientious objector named William Varley. You'll find other examples of his collected papers on this website, and they're definitely worth coming to visit. His story is both touching and intriguing.
Published in the 1970s this book gives an interestingly retrospective look at how the Scarborough Zeppelin raids were perceived and remembered. Our war collection contains other similar documents which track our changing historical views of the First World War.
Cecil Molyneaux was a Boy Scouts leader killed in action during the war. He was buried at Ypres, and the above pictures were taken of his gravestone shortly after the war's end. To find out more about his story take a look at the scout's records held in our collection.
Whilst serving on the front many men were concerned about the wellbeing of their wives and families. As such many servicemen sent letters to the Mayor's office enquiring as to what funds their families could claim. The above letter is an example of such correspondences, but the archive contains many more which are just waiting to be read.