Home Front Legacy 1914-18 December 2017 Update
2017 has been another eventful year for Home Front Legacy 1914-18!
We launched our resources for young people, joined forces with CITiZAN, East Coast War Channels & Living Legacies 1914-18 to conduct community workshops, held our first ‘Big Recording Month’, and reached a total of 4,000 recorded sites.
This update newsletter will cover our key progress through 2017 and highlight some of our plans for 2018.
Young Person Resources
Since the initial release, we have launched five additional session plans. These new session plans cover:
- Events on the First World War Home Front
- The roles of women on the Home Front
- Material culture from the Home Front
- Food and diet on the Home Front
- Home Front communications and propaganda posters
All session plans are now available as a combined Teacher’s and Group Leaders resource pack.
Home Front Legacy conducted two workshops with the Living Legacies 1914-18 team in Duxford and Bristol. These workshops showed participants how to develop their own community project to record the forgotten legacy of the First World War.
We are very grateful to all our speakers and participants who made these workshops a success.
You can find presentations from the speakers in our Case Study section.
Don’t worry if you missed out. Further workshops are to be held in Stirling, Lampeter & Belfast in early 2018. Provisional dates and Eventbrite booking forms for these workshops can be found below. Please be aware that workshop content is subject to change:
Watch this space for more information and additional booking details.
Home Front Legacy Champions
Pam Mills became a Home Front Legacy Champion in 2017 and has been key to recording sites in Tonbridge. Pam has built up a detailed picture of Home Front life during the First World War. You can read Pam’s wonderful case study about the treatment of wounded Belgian soldiers in Tonbridge during the First World War.
We are always on the lookout for more Champions to help promote involvement with Home Front Legacy in their local area and record sites. If you are interested in becoming a Home Front Legacy Champion please contact the Home Front Legacy team.
We are also looking for primary schools, Young Archaeologists’ Clubs and youth groups to become Home Front Legacy Champions. Please contact the Home Front Legacy team if you would like more information.
Home Front Legacy 2018
2018 sees Home Front Legacy 1914-18 enter its final year. We need you to record as many Home Front sites as you can during 2018.
But don’t despair! There is still plenty of time to get involved and record your discoveries with Home Front Legacy 1914-18.
The Home Front Legacy team would like to thank everyone who has supported the project throughout 2017.
We would like to thank our champions for their continued hard work in recording and promoting the project. Not forgetting a big thank you to CITiZAN, Fjordr, Living Legacies 1914-18, the Young Archaeologists’ Club, Historic England and Lives of the First World War for their support during 2017.
Finally, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!