About the project
‘In Bootle’s Own Words’ is a Heritage Lottery Funded project and is delivered by ourselves and C&T. The project will engage a group of thirty 9 to 13 year olds with the historic importance of Bootle during WW1.
We will train participants in oral history techniques in order to interview their own grandparents and other elders in our community in their family memories of WW1. There is a lot of history in the memories of our local residents since there are many fourth and fifth generation dock workers in Bootle who take great family pride in what their ancestors did on the docks during this time.
Participants will engage in trips to the Liverpool and Maritime museums to visit exhibits and explore a collection of letters between soldiers in WW1 .We will then take this resulting research and turn them into documentary dramas. These films will document the personal heritage of local Bootle people’s relationship to WW1, showing how the war effected the social, political and economic status of the city at the time.
Please click on the following links to see the 7 short films young people from TIN helped to produce….
WW1 Riots – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCU9MlNm8kg
WW1 Graves – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xRbCj51f4I
WW1 Rescue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-NN7WanpY
WW1 Guillemont – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nS_iGChtec
WW1 Funeral – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNR4Z0bFVL0
WW1 Luisitania – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGXBoxP2TXk
WW1 Bootle Trenches – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5SQ7-CrGHI