A First World War themed trail will be created in Ramsgate for the 100 miles for 100 years project

Bomb damage in Ramsgate High Street Image Kent in WW1

Take a trip back to life in the First World War at an event in Ramsgate on April 26.

Organisers of 100 miles for 100 years – a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project to develop 30 free heritage trails in 16 locations throughout Kent – will be at Arts in Ramsgate, 18 Harbour Street, from 1pm-4pm. They will tell people more about the First World War themed trails and will share a wealth of knowledge about Ramsgate through those years of conflict.

The Screen South stand will have information about where people lived, went to school or worked and organisers want people’s help to  expand that picture by bringing along family photographs or postcards to be digitally scanned on the day.

People are asked to share their family history or any information they have about local buildings to help others discover more about the community as it was then.

Visitors can also  speak to one of the team to find out how to get involved with the project and learn new skills assisting the community development of the heritage trails.

There will also a short quiz to discover more about the people, places and events locally during the First World War.

The event is part of the Kent in WW1 project charting people, places and events across the county during the Great War. One aim is to create the 100 miles of heritage trail to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Find stories and film at Kent in WW1