What sites can I find?
The range of sites you may find is huge and you will be surprised by what you can find!
Your local area will have been involved in the First World War in some way. Perhaps there was a Hospital set up in your local town hall, a Training Camp built in the park, your school damaged during a Zeppelin raid, or maybe your home was turned into a Convalescent Hospital!
The possibilities are endless!
TOP SECRET mission
Archaeologists use 'Site Types' to describe the different sites they discover. Each 'Site Type' has a special name that is used to describe the sites' function and purpose.
In this mission you are a Home Front Legacy Archaeologist, your job is to identify First World War Home Front sites.
For this mission you will need a set of Clue Cards and Historic Photo Cards.
Print out the Town Home Front Landscape, Clue Cards and Historic Photo Cards below. Once the cards are printed out ask an adult to cut along the dotted line in the centre of each card.
Town Home Front Landscape:
Town Clue Cards:
Town Clue A&B
Town Clue C&D
Town Clue E&F
Town Historic Photo Cards:
Historic Photos 1.Town A
Historic Photos 1.Town B
Historic Photos 1.Town C
Your mission is to identify the 'Site Types' shown in the Town Home Front Landscape and match to the Historic Clue Cards.
The Historic Photo Cards also match to the same Site Types and provide further information.
Can you match the Site Types to the correct Clue Cards and Historic Photo Cards?
Can you spot anything interesting in the Historic Photographs? What clothes are the people wearing? Are there any people in uniform?
Each Site Type has a written description, this description explains what the site is and its function. Archaeologists call a list of Site Types and descriptions a 'Thesaurus'.
Take a look at our Home Front Site Type Thesaurus
Your mission is to discover the Site Types mentioned in the Thesaurus. How many can you discover in the Town, Airfield, Country, Camp and Coast Landscapes? Use the descriptions as a clue to help you find the site.
HFL Map of Sites exploration
You are a Home Front Legacy Archaeologist, your mission is to investigate Home Front sites throughout the country.
Visit the HFL 'Map of Sites' to search using the 'Site Type' menu.
Select a 'Site Type', such as 'Hospital' or 'Factory', and click 'Search'.
Click on the Red Pins to view the record.
What can you discover?