CBA and Living Legacies free First World War Workshop at IWM Duxford, 6 October 2017

23 August 2017 | Pamela Linden

Council for British Archaeology and Living Legacies First World War workshop, Friday 6 October 2017, 10:00 to 17:30 at IWM Duxford



Join the Council for British Archaeology’s Home Front Legacy team working with Living Legacies for a community workshop at Imperial War Museum Duxford and learn how to research, record and get funding for your own First World War project.

Discover how to record First World War sites in the UK

During the workshop you will learn how to get started recording the legacy of the Home Front in your local area. The teams will guide you through using the Council for British Archaeology’s Home Front Legacy recording app which will enable you to find out about existing sites and add the information you discover to a UK wide map of sites. You’ll see just how easy it is to create new knowledge about the legacy of the First World War.

Access resources for young people

The teams will share Home Front Legacy’s resources to help young people find out more and help us discover forgotten sites of the First World War. The wide range of activities, lesson plans and recording guides are designed to make it easy for individuals, families and youth groups to get involved.

Develop your own community project

There will also be plenty of inspiration and advice to help you develop your own community project. Find out about funding opportunities available through the Heritage Lottery Fund and how to apply, and hear from some of the fantastic First World War projects that have already received help and support from Living Legacies.

Travel bursaries may be available for members of community and volunteer groups. To find out more please contact

Home Front Legacy is a Council for British Archaeology project funded by Historic England helping people identify and map the remains of the First World War across the UK.

Living Legacies is one of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded First World War Engagement Centres hosted at Queen’s University Belfast, and provides communities access to advice and support enabling them to develop projects that explore the impact of the First World War across Britain and Ireland.


Who can attend the event?

We welcome a variety of participants to join the workshops including:

– Young Archaeologists’ Club branch leaders

– Delegates from CBA East regional group

– Delegates from county and local history and archaeology societies

– Members of existing First World War community projects and those seeking funding

– HER Officers

Visit Eventbrite to book your free space or visit the Living Legacies website for more details.