Follow heritage walking trails to step back in time and explore First World War Doncaster and its surrounding towns and villages. Discover the stories and photographs that reveal the area’s wartime past.
* Follow walking trails of Doncaster and the surrounding borough. Uncover the area’s First World War past on a heritage walk of your local area.
* View historic photographs and take your own, to discover how the borough has transformed over time.
* Photograph your First World War objects, letters and memorabilia and upload them to the Doncaster 1914-18 website to share with others
* View upcoming events from the Doncaster 1914-18 project in a dedicated calendar, to plan your next activity or visit.
New trails added throughout the year, until 2018.
During the walks, familiar streets, homes and businesses are transformed, as they reveal secret clues to a surprising 100 year-old past. From key landmarks in the area’s wartime history to more intimate family moments, all trails are illustrated by original photographs and real-life accounts. Launched to mark the centenary of the First World War by Doncaster 1914-18, the app helps build a picture of wartime life in the area, and has been created by project volunteers, local history groups and residents.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Doncaster 1914 -18 is a community heritage project commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The Project is run by Doncaster Heritage Services and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund with a grant of £926,700.
The project encourages Doncaster people and those with connections to the area to research and share their own First World War stories. The Doncaster 1914-18 app is just one way to explore and learn more about the borough during the war. Visit our website to sign up contribute your story: www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
“As you visit Doncaster’s historic houses and businesses and uncover these stories, you start to feel a real emotional connection to the people of the past.”
- John Adam, Chairman of the Doncaster and District Heritage Society
“It’s amazing how much history you walk past every day. I spent an hour rediscovering streets I thought I knew and comparing the old photos.”
- Lynda Regan, Hatfield resident and trails tester
GET IN TOUCH:
Please email any questions, feedback and support requests. If you would like to contribute a walking trail of your local area within the borough, we would love to hear from you.