Bill has been contracted by Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery to lead a series of family history and writing workshops for participants in Doncaster 1914-18.
The Doncaster 1914-18 project is an exciting 5 year project to look at the First World War and its connections to Doncaster and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. It is funded by a grant of £926,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project was launched at Doncaster Minster on the 8th November 2014.
The project will involve the development of a digital website and applications that will allow information to be gathered and presented not only from Doncaster Council’s Archives, Museum and Libraries, but also to crowd-source information from the general public. There are also exhibitions, events, workshops and a community archaeology dig, as well as specific projects working with a range of partners.
Bill will train participants to research and contribute Doncaster’s First World War family histories to the website and exhibitions.