Today we’re excited to launch the First World War Centenary hub on Historypin, a home for local community groups running First World War commemorative activities. We’re launching with some great projects from here in the United Kingdom, but this is a tool for all of your First World War remembrances from around the world.
At the core of the hub is a new set of collaborative tools that enable any group or organisation to set up your own project, add collaborators, upload materials and invite others to pin photos, videos and audio to this shared space.
If you’re running a local heritage project about the First World War, we’d love to have you on the hub! You can create your project here – just select “Add Project” and you’re on your way.
The hub has been created in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund who are funding thousands of projects across the UK to research, understand and commemorate the war in new and creative ways.
Hundreds of groups and organisations have already shared their activities and the hub is already showing a diverse picture of centenary activities. Take a look at some of the fantastic projects involved so far:
Bradford YMCA have been investigating the history of tea huts and will be re-building their own
Coventry Ladies FC re-enacted a women’s football match played in 1917
Forgotten Wrecks have filmed a steamship on the bottom of the seabed that was sunk in 1917
Explore the hub to see what’s happening near you and get involved!
As the Centenary unfolds, the number and scale of commemorative activities will grow. The First World War Centenary area on Historypin will do the same, evolving to best support, increase and sustain local collaborative activity which brings people together to access, share and create collective histories.
If you would like to work with us on centenary activities, we’d love to hear from you — just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.