England's Past for Everyone - Wiltshire
Region: South West
Summary: England’s Past for Everyone (EPE) is a Heritage Lottery funded project run by the Victoria County History (VCH). They run fifteen local history projects in ten counties across the country. The Wiltshire project looks at the history of the rural parish of Codford, from Anglo-Saxon settlement to important military garrison.
Materials discovered during our research, including images, historical documents and audio files, are also available from our free, interactive website ‘Explore’ (www.ExploreEnglandsPast.org.uk). Resources on the Wiltshire Explore site include images and text relating to Codford’s important role during the two World Wars. The Wiltshire school project has been completed. Pupils of Wylye Valley Primary School were involved in a cross-curriculum programme which included exploring local water meadows and building an Iron Age round house in the school grounds. This transferable project has already been implemented in other schools.
A book ‘Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire’ has been published.
Through its learning and publications programmes EPE is also helping to develop new models of working for the future of the VCH.
Keywords: EDUCATION AND OUTREACH; SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ACCESS; PUBLICATION; RESEARCH & ARCHIVES