Friday, July 26, 2013

Centenary Partnership Programme - The Role of the Boy Scouts in WW1

The FFL team have started a research programme to remember the role of the Boy Scouts and their leaders during the First World War. We will update the site with our findings.

"Leave it to Me" Photochrom postcard 1914
"Everyone should do his bit. Enlist Now" issued in 1915
"Pass, Friend" Photochrom postcard 1914

Dave Chisholm early artwork ideas

Dave Chisholm's characters of 'The Tankerton Tapestry'

Police Constable and Air Raid Precautions Warden
Regular Infantryman
Boy who has 'borrowed' his Dad's wire cutters to get to the beach
Army Nurse and a member of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
Auxiliary Fireman
Local builder contracted to build defences
Volunteer of the Women’s Voluntary Services
Fisherman in Whitstable Harbour
Local boys swimming on the mined beach

Dave Chisholm's Pillboxes of the 'Tankerton Tapestry'

Camouflaged and netted Pillbox
Pillbox camouflaged as a railway wagon
Camouflaged pillbox
Pillbox camouflaged as a bathing attendant's kiosk
Pillbox being camouflaged
Pillbox camouflaged as a bus shelter
Camouflaged pillbox
Camouflaged pillbox

Dave Chisholm's Flags of 'The Tankerton Tapestry'

Union Jack flying over the Hotel Continental
Osbert the Observer and the White Horse of Kent - 'Invicta'
Flags of Kent and Whitstable
Flag of Whitstable Urban District Council
County Flag of Kent

Dave Chisholm's Animals of 'The Tankerton Tapestry'

Terrier Dog
Turnstones on the beach
Black Headed Gull flying over the beach 
Cat and Soldier in Weapon Pit
Black Headed Gull in flight
Crab on beach minefield
Crab and Black Headed Gull on beach minefield

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Forgotten Frontline - Mark Harrison FSA

Mark Harrison is a Heritage Professional specialising in the prevention of crime and anti-social behaviour within the historic environment.

 Mark Harrison FSA

In 2000, Mark founded Timescapes a community group with a vision to raise the knowledge and understanding of Kentish history, archaeology and geology.

In 2009, Mark worked with a range of partners to produce 'The Forgotten Frontline' research project and exhibition.

'The Forgotten Frontline' Exhibition 2009

In 2011, Mark worked with cartoonist Dave Chisholm to produce 'The Tankerton Tapestry' depicting the defence works and fortifications constructed at Whitstable during the Second World War. 

Mark is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Follow Mark on Twitter @FFLThe

The Forgotten Frontline - Stuart Clark

Stuart Clark is a freelance production professional, specialising in animation, special effects, video production and editing.

Stuart Clark

Stuart has produced an impressive range of work including promotional and music videos and commercials for cinema and television.  

In 2013, Stuart animated a sequence of 'The Tankerton Tapestry' and gave life to Osbert the Observer and his friends from 'The Forgotten Frontline.'

The Forgotten Frontline - Dave Chisholm

Dave Chisholm is a freelance cartoonist who has undertaken work for The Sunday Times since 1989 and he has also worked for The Mail on Sunday and The Daily Telegraph. 

Dave has produced an impressive range of illustrations for books, magazines and advertising campaigns.

 Dave Chisholm

In 2011, Dave teamed-up with Mark Harrison- Timescapes - to deliver The Forgotten Frontline Cartoon Workshop.

Cartoon Workshop 2011

 In 2012, Dave and Mark worked together to create an educational cartoon depicting the defence works and fortifications constructed at Whitstable during the Second World War. 

The cartoon has become known as 'The Tankerton Tapestry'.

For more detail on Dave and his portfolio go to his website

Saturday, July 13, 2013

FFL joins the WW1 Centenary Cultural Programme

The Forgotten Frontline team are delighted to have joined a growing list of organisations that have signed up to be a member of the Centenary Partnership Programme.

The Centenary Cultural Programme will be directed by Jenny Waldman. Jenny will work with cultural organisations and partners across Britain to deliver it over the four years and has 20 years’ experience as a producer of large scale international productions – working with Tate, Southbank Centre, Somerset House Trust and most recently as Creative Producer for the London 2012 Festival. 

The  Centenary Cultural Programme will have a budget of around £10m of lottery money which will be matched by fundraising, and will be focused on three main periods: August 2014, July 2016 and Autumn 2018. The Centenary Cultural Programme team will work alongside Imperial War Museums(IWM) and will be hosted at IWM London.