York in the First World War

We usually think of The Great War as a conflict which happened primarily overseas in the trenches of the Western Front. However, 'Experiencing The Great War: York in World War One' aimed to illustrate how the war had an impact on York and its citizens. The project was a collaboration between IPUP and York Museums Trust, devised by Helen Weinstein.

Student interns researched the stories and experiences of York residents during the Great War. Sources were drawn from archives, museum collections, oral histories and York’s historic centre to tell the global story of World War One from a local perspective.

The research findings were used to produce a 90-minute Walking Trail around historic York. Ten key locations within the ancient city walls each tell particular stories.

Trail map and audio tour

The map and audio tour for the trail are available to download for free:

Instructions to download the Audioboo podcast:

  1. Launch iTunes on your PC/MAC
  2. Click this link to subscribe to the podcast
  3. Download all 10 episodes and sync the podcast to your iPod/iPad/iPhone

More York walks

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