Community Capsule Project














The Community Capsule was partnership project between Nottingham Black Archive and Nottingham Photographers Hub. The project documented the experiences of Nottingham’s World War II Black Servicemen and their families. It covered the war period 1939-1945 and up to 10 years after (to 1955).  It includes servicemen’s testimonies of fighting during the War and rebuilding their lives afterwards.

We have developed a unique community archive for generations to come which includes the following items ;



11 oral history testimonies from ex-servicemen, childhood memories of the war.

6 minute trailer film

Loans box containing

Static 3 panel exhibition

Education sessions


You can watch a trailer of the project here

No Tears For Me My Mother from ioney smallhorne on Vimeo.

Download the project evaluation report  Community Capsule evaluation (pdf report)

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund