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Bursary applications open soon

Ian Coulson, A Town Unearthed 2011
It’s chilly now, but spring IS coming and with it the opening of applications for the Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History and Archaeology in Kent Schools.

Teachers at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend, winners of the 2017 bursary, are currently developing a local history project with their pupils based on the First World War. Using as a starting point the names on their local war memorial, they are carrying out research to produce biographies of soldiers from their local area. With the help of local historians and surviving family members, pupils are using a variety of sources including local newspapers, census returns and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. A visit to the First World War battlefields and cemeteries is an integral part of the project.

Applications for the 2018 bursary will be accepted April 1st – June 30th. More details and application forms can be found here.



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