Volunteering – ‘100 miles for 100 years’

‘100 miles for 100 years’ is a series of thirty self-guided heritage trails themed on local people, events and places relevant to the First World War in Kent. Each trail will feature landmarks illustrated with images marking where people lived or an event happened. Each image will be accompanied by a brief informative description to be used whilst following the trail but with links to encourage deeper exploration of local issues and events. The Kent in WW1 team are looking for anyone who would be interested in helping develop these trails.

The trails will be available as mobile-compliant apps from www.kentww1.com including full downloadable directions and health and safety guidance. Also on the website is a downloadable pdf version with more details including a trail quiz to encourage deeper interaction and an interesting activity for families. They are also available as a leaflet.

The trails will be developed in association with local people who will be given the opportunity to receive training in trail development and event organisation. Each individual trail will have a launch event where the community can join together to learn about their locality in the First World War.

If you would like to be involved in supporting the development of trails in Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Isle of Sheppey, Lydd, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Sevenoaks, Southborough and High Brooms, Tenterden and Tonbridge, please contact info@kentww1.com or darrienne.price@screensouth.org.


You can find more volunteering opportunities related to the School’s Gateways to the First World War project at http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/volunteering

Volunteering Opportunity – Visiting and Revisiting the Western Front

Want to get involved in an exciting research project exploring a fascinating aspect of the First World War?The Gateways to the First World War centre, in collaboration with the Western Front Association, is leading a project to uncover stories about battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s and map pilgrimage activity. The findings will be published on a public database. As part of the project they will be researching and recording data from material published in British newspapers, local and national, from this period. Each member of the team will work for a minimum of two days in at the British Library exploring its digitised newspaper collections between March and April 2017 to be followed by events showcasing the results of the research.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, see this poster, and sign-up for the Gateways to the First World War study day on battlefield tourism between 1919 and 1938, on Friday 10 February 2017 in the Swingland Room of the Marlowe Building. To sign up to attend, email gateways@kent.ac.uk.