Under the Kent in WW1 banner and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘100 miles for 100 years’ is developing 30 self guided walking trails themed on local people, events and places relevant to the First World War in Kent.
Each trail will feature landmarks illustrated with images to indicate where people lived, an event happened or a building which was significant at the time. Each image will be accompanied by a brief informative description to be used by following the trails with an accompanying booklet; accessible from www.kentww1.com and available in limited numbers locally; which contains more information and links to enabling deeper exploration and discovery of the locality.
The trails will be available both as hard copies in the version of a trail leaflet and also digitally as an app all of which can be found from www.kentww1.com with full downloadable directions and health and safety guidance. Trails will be accompanied by a quiz to encourage interaction with families, each submitted trail quiz will receive a digital certificate and the trails are approved by the Children’s University as part of their programme.
The trails are developed in association with local people who are involved in research, advising routes and assisting with the photographing modern day images. There is an opportunity for communities to participate in workshops to enable them to learn about First World War research and give them the skills to develop other trails for the locality. Each trail will be launched at an event encouraging community participation and ownership.
Simply ‘100 miles for 100 years’ will assist the local community share any family memories, join in by exploring a self guided trail and discover more about their locality and other places in Kent during the First World War.
The locations of the trails will be Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend. Herne Bay, Isle of Sheppey, Lydd, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Sevenoaks, Southborough and High Brooms, Tenterden and Tonbridge and will be completed by January 2018 to provide a legacy for Kent of 100 miles of First World War specific heritage trails.
The Kent in WW1 Team
As well as managing and delivering creative projects Screen South is involved with wide ranging partners to deliver community programmes using various medium including film and other creative practices.
Screen South has had a long involvement in the Heritage sector through both its involvement with Digital Film Archive, Kent in WW1 and more recently working with the Accentuate History of Place project on providing interpretation of 8 Heritage sites reflecting their use by people with disabilities over 800 years.
For the ‘100 miles for 100 years’ project the experienced team at Screen South has been augmented by a specific training advisor to deliver the community training element of the ‘100 miles for 100 years ‘programme. In addition Screen South, via Kent in WW1 and ‘100 miles for 100 years’, is working with various specialist consultants in Digital and Visual interpretation to deliver access to the heritage of the First World War in an informative and interesting manner.
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