Welcome to Kent in WW1, telling stories of the towns and people of Kent in World War 1.

Follow our heritage trails as part of ‘100 Miles for 100 Years’, themed on local places, people and events relevant to the First World War in Kent.

Visit your town to discover images of people and events and their actual locations within your town during the First World War. 

Journey across Kent to other towns to discover more about the rich history of Kent during the First World War; including a secret port, two restricted zones, refugees and much more.

Kent in WW1 Trails

100 Miles for 100 Years – Kent in WW1 Trails

Discover the WW1 heritage of Kent towns with our WW1 pathway trails. Explore coastal Kent, and discover the stories of Kent in WW1 in the locations where they actually took place. Click here to see our Trails.

Are you a member of the Kent Children’s University? Follow our trails, and complete each quiz to gain 2 points per full trail or 1 point for each shorter trail. Send your quiz answers to info@screensouth.org, and we will send your digital KCU stamp.

Your Town in WW1

Echoes from the Kent Coast - The Kent in WW1 Film

Kent in WW1 commissioned this short film from award-winning director Nichola Bruce, to illustrate the world of hidden stories and connections that mark Kent and its people out as particularly important in the impact and legacy of the First World War.

Nichola Bruce, with long-term collaborator Sam Sharples, bring a taste of the stories from Coastal Kent in the First World War alive. Working closely with the Screen South Kent in WW1 research team, led by Darrienne Price, the film is supported by local people and their families who have allowed us to reflect on some very personal stories echoing down the century.

Local heritage groups and organisations have been very generous in opening up their archive and giving us their time to discuss the unique contribution played by Kent communities. We are also grateful to the Imperial War Museum for their support on archive moving image research and inclusion.

The film evokes an impression of the war years in Coastal Kent and aims to set the viewer on a journey of exploration into the multi-faceted contribution made by Kent at that time and its ripple effect on future generations.