Home Front Legacy 1914-18 is a UK-wide archaeological recording project coinciding with the centenary of the First World War (World War One), coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology with funding from Historic England. The project enables everyone to investigate their local area and record the forgotten remains of the First World War Home Front. Using the tools we provide, local people can help to document and preserve our stories, and vulnerable remains for future generations. Your research can help the project gain a better understanding of the impact the Great War had on the buildings, landscapes and people back home on the Home Front. They need you to research and record your local Home Front sites, buildings and events. You don’t need any prior experience to get involved, and everything you will need is provided free via the Home Front Legacy website.
So far, volunteer contributors have recorded over 3,000 sites throughout the UK; including everything from requisitioned factories producing boots and uniforms for the military, farms that employed members of the Women’s Land Army, and buildings damaged by bombs dropped during the Zeppelin and Gotha bomber raids. There’s so much out there that remains to be re-discovered. Who knows what you might find! Simply register at www.homefrontlegacy.org.uk to find out more, access the Member Toolkit and online browser based recording app. You can also follow them on Twitter @HomeFrontLegacy and give our Facebook page a like at Facebook.com/HomeFrontLegacy.