This week, David Watkins, Local History Manager at Poole Museum, travelled to Cardiff to meet with Imaginet- the web design and development agency who will create the website for the project (David Watkins pictured centre with the Imaginet team)
The website will be an invaluable resource which will ensure that the First World War remains within the community consciousness.
We will tell the story of Poole, the First World War and its Legacy through a definitive roll of honour commemorating those who made the ultimate sacrifice, alongside a roll of service also telling the stories of those who returned. We will relate places in Poole to the world- showing where Poole people served, worked in war industry and even how individual streets in Poole were affected. Finally we hope to create a timeline, by relating events in Poole to events worldwide, through the war years and the period of social change immediately after.
The trip to Imaginet was an initial kick off meeting to discuss our wish list and needs with the development team. Imaginet have previously worked on the New Forest Remembers website, also funded by the Heritage Lottery
We are very excited about developments and looking forward to the website progressing. Of course once the website has been built that is just the beginning. It will be an ongoing process for staff, volunteers and the local community to research and add information and stories.
Watch this space for more updates, ideas about how to get involved and events that we will hold to showcase and promote the project.