In 2018 the Falmouth History Archive delivered ‘Discovering Falmouth in World War One’ a multi-media project created in collaboration with The Poly and kindly funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
The programme of events took place across the autumn of 2018, including:
A comprehensive ‘Falmouth in WWI exhibition’ featuring oral history stories and primary source materials from local Falmouth residents.
Film screenings of They Shall Not Grow Old, The Guardians, War Horse, Testament of Youth and Cornish Tommies.
A children’s engagement programme with ceramics workshops and a young people's writing competition.
An engaging programme of talks including ‘100 Faces, 100 Stories’ by Joanna Mattingly and ‘A Forgotten Front: WW1 across the Desert’ by Henry Austwick.
Community events included archive open days, find your ancestor workshops and a chance to share family memories with the archive, to be included in the exhibition.
A walking map was created to explore Falmouth and discover places of historical importance, sites of interest, significant landmarks and memorials from World War One.
A comprehensive ‘Falmouth in World War One’ book was created by the Falmouth History Archive, with rich histories of local stories and experiences of resident’s families and notable Falmouth historical events.
Both the book and the walking map are available to purchase in The Poly Guild shop, and a digital version of the map can be downloaded by clicking here
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