WW1 - Then and Now
This Heritage Lottery Funded project had many objectives. Firstly we produced case studies, focusing on the post-war lives of five people. These were used to compare and contrast the social and economic circumstances with which returning service personnel were faced and the key drivers that forced their eventual choices and how that impacts to the present day.
To put this change into context we researched the Kinloch area across three periods:
- The Kinloch area 1908-1914
- The war years 1914-1918
- The initial post war years 1919-1924
The project focused on the contribution Kinloch made to the war effort and the effect the war brought on the area and how that resonates down to the present generation.
We produced school packs that pupils could use to ensure young people were taught about their local history and its importance in relation to world events.
We also produced a booklet (pictured) that pulled together all the strands of the project into a concise research document and is now a valuable addition to our archive. This is available for purchase from our gift shop.
Display boards were also produced that now form a core part of our museum displays alongside WW1 artefacts.