Help to preserve our knowledge of First World War remains by researching and recording your local (WW1) Home Front sites, and submitting your data to your local Historic Environment Record online using our easy-to-use App recording toolkit.
The Recording Toolkit consists of the following:-
- The Home Front Legacy Site Recording Guide– This guide will teach you all the skills you need to get started and contains information and advice to help you plan your site recording. The guide also features a series of “tool box talks” available on YouTube.
- The Home Front in Britain Handbook– This latest CBA Practical Handbook forms part of the CBA-led project to record the physical legacy of the First World War on the Home Front.
- The Recording App – a mobile data recording system
- UK wide on-line paper recording forms. These can be found in the Member Toolkit section and provide an alternative to the use of the App, however we would request please that where possible that you use the App for ease of data transfer.
- UK wide, on-line ‘Map of Sites’ recorded by our community researchers.
- A wide range of additional on-line resources to draw on, some contributing specifically to the Home Front Legacy project.
Register your project on this website to access our online and mobile recording form as well as First World War site and building material terms. The recording form is also available in electronic or paper format, with versions for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Online or on-site
Complete our recording form online or on-site with our mobile recording app for smartphone or tablet. State-of-the-art NGR mapping technology, in-built term and date selection and file attachment functions speed up the recording process.
Where 3G signal is poor, you can bookmark your form to store it on your device before you set out for completing offline. You can submit it later when your signal or WiFi returns. Alternatively download and print the Word or PDF version and transcribe it into the online form later.
Map your site
Once you select submit your site recording will display as a ‘map pin’ on the public online map of First World War sites and projects on this website. Click on the red map pin to view your data and thumbnails of any attached photographs or documents.
Your online form data will in due course be available to the local Historic Environment Record or Sites and Monuments Record. You will receive an acknowledgement and copy of your data by email.
First World War site terms
You can look up our First World War site and building material terms using the dropdown menus on our online form. First World War terms are also available online on the Focus on Information Standards in Heritage website.
Go to our Register page to start your project.