2018 is off to a quick start and it’s already time for a Home Front Legacy update!
Our Map of Sites continues to grow and the Home Front Legacy team have been busy running workshops with our friends from CITiZAN. We are also preparing for our upcoming Spring workshops in Stirling, Swansea and Belfast.
So far 192 new sites have been recorded on our Map of Sites during 2018. These new records include a large number of Auxiliary Hospitals, and our first recorded Quartmaster’s Store.
Be sure to take a look at our Map of Sites to find out what records are available for your area. Why not have a go at adding your own records to our Map of Sites? Simply register at www.homefrontlegacy.org.uk to access our online recording app.
There is still plenty of time to get involved and record your local Home Front sites.
The Young Archaeologists’ Club get involved
Young Archaeologists’ Clubs are rising to the challenge of becoming Home Front Legacy Champions!
The Sheffield YAC spent the day with Home Front Legacy Officer, and YAC leader, Chris Kolonko. The group learned how local industry contributed to the war effort, and also investigated Weston Park to discover clues to the area’s Home Front history.
Home Front Legacy have created a suite of free educational resources for teachers, youth groups and YAC leaders to help the next generation of archaeologists engage with the First World War Home Front in their local area. These resources are available via the Young Archaeologists’ Club website and Mylearning.
Meet the Home Front Legacy Champions
Home Front Legacy Champions have been key to the project’s success. Champions are groups and individuals who have recorded sites in their local area and helped promote the project.
The Home Front Legacy team have been very busy so far, joining forces with our friends from CITiZAN for workshops in Crosby and South Shields.
Don’t despair if you have missed out! The Home Front Legacy and Living Legacies 1914-18 teams will be holding further workshops throughout the Spring. All workshops are free but booking a place via Eventbrite is essential.
A new workshop will take place in Swansea on 14 April. Be sure to book your place via the link below.