Following the Siege of Antwerp, many Belgians fled for their lives coming to the UK. On 16th October 1914, a ‘special’ Ambulance train arrived at Tonbridge Station in the early hours of the morning carrying several wou
Home Front Legacy 1914-18 would like to give a big thank you to everyone who attended our workshops at the IWM Duxford and St. James' Priory, Bristol. The Home Front Legacy team had a great time working with Living Leg
As part of the First World War centenary commemorations, we pay tribute to men, women and children who played a key role on the home front 100 years ago. From farms to factories, and training grounds to hospitals, thou
To help you get started we asked our Core Users to provide some useful hints and tips; we have not been disappointed. This information has come from our most productive users who have much experience of researching Hom
The recent case study ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Belfast Trusses and Huts’ highlighted two of the most distinctive buildings from the First World War period. In Worcester, we have identified very few buildings from th
The efforts of the Women’s Land Army in the First World War have been largely forgotten, and the fact that the organisation left so few lasting marks on the landscape probably contributes to this phenomenon. The
Following the recent discovery and excavation of practice trenches and tunnels in Wiltshire, Home Front Legacy 1914-18 have taken the initiative and produced this case study.
We will show you how to identify the ea
Sometimes the remains of the First World War are closer than you might think. This case study will highlight two of the most distinctive buildings from this period which may remain in your local area.
Sound mirrors, sometimes called listening ears, were acoustic detection devices, designed to provide early warning of enemy aircraft. Mirrors were upright concave bowls, (like satellite dishes in shape) between 3m and 4m i
Our ‘Map of Sites’ continues to grow and we are now gaining insights into how the First World War affected villages, towns, and cities throughout the country. Recording First World War sites may allow you to create a C