One of the objectives of ‘The Last Goodbye’ learning resource is to share with students an essence of the multiple perspectives and cultural intersections involved in World War 1. Any local entry point on our World War 1 Explorer map can be used as a starting place for journeying outRead More →

Do history, heritage and museum collections have value in the school curriculum for enabling students to explore themes around social justice and global citizenship? This is a question we are experimenting with in our pioneering partnership with Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust. Their innovative social action – based curriculum givesRead More →

105 years ago, this week, British, Commonwealth, French and Turkish soldiers were in the midst of conflict at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula. One of these was Walter Ormonde Minns, who served with the Isle of Wight Rifles. This guest contribution by descendant, Nick Ormonde Minns, commemorates everyone whoRead More →

Huge thanks to students at Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust who have researched and contributed objects and stories for our World War 1 Explorer resource. Their discoveries have taken them to Nelson, New Zealand, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Enfield in London, Hucknall in Nottinghamshire; and across the battlefields of NorthernRead More →

Our family has a special letter written by my grandmother to one of her sisters on 20th May 1945. Back then, she lived in the Thornton Heath suburb of London, England, with my grandfather and father, who was a boy at the time. They had lived out the war onRead More →