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Towards a New Jerusalem

The Birth of the NHS

In the summer term of 2018, we worked with Servite Primary School to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the National Health Service. They interviewed historians, academics and retired NHS workers to build a picture of why a national health service was needed and the forces that came together to enable it to happen.

Commissioned by
Westminster Archives


All at Sea

The Search for Longitude

In the summer of 2014, 13 young people from the Enpointe school of dance followed up their summer sea themed show, 'Beneath the Blue' by making a film about Crayford's famous Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell's shipwreck and the subsequent search for an accurate reckoning of Longitude by clockmaker, John Harrison. With the help of digital:works the girls filmed at Westminster Abbey and Royal Museums Greenwich and discovered how Shovell's death instigated the famous Longitude act of 1714.

Commissioned by
Crayford Town Archive

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The Fabric of Our Town

A Social History of Textile Printing in Crayford

The pupils attended workshops with oral history and filming specialists, facilitated by Digital Works. The workshops taught the pupils about the importance of oral history, how to conduct an oral history interview as well as film and sound recording techniques.

The children used these skills to interview and film ex-employees of the David Evans factory in Crayford as well as local historian Peter Daniel. Filming also took place of Year 6 pupils from St Joseph's played the role of the local children who were interviewed by Lord Ashley (later the Earl of Shaftesbury). This short documentary film also includes footage of the creation of the bicentenary banner.

The second half of the film consist of interviews with former workers at the David Evans factory with some great archive footage.

Commissioned by
Crayford Town Archive

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War Game

Sport and World War One

digital:works have been involved with Westminster Council and Chelsea Football Foundation working with Servite RC Primary School to make a film based around Michael Foreman's wonderful book War Game.

The documentary film uses War Game as the basis for discussion around sport, and particularly football, and WWI. The film features Michael Foreman himself, Rick Glanvill, official Chealsea FC historian, Phil Vasilli, Walter Tull's biographer, members of 'Pom Pom' Whiting's family and many others telling stories of the Christmas Truce, the footballer of Loos and many others.

Commissioned by
Westminster Archives


Home from Home

ANZACs in Westminster

digital:works worked with Westminster Council and Westminster Cathedral Primary School to explore and create a film about ANZAC forces in their local area during World War One.

Commissioned by
Westminster Archives


They Called it Passchendaele

digital:works worked with Westminster Council and All Souls C of E Primary School to explore and create a film about the various battles around Ypres and Passchendaele during World War One, with particular reference to issues around nursing in those battles. It also includes a piece about Westminster's role in the Coming World Remember Me commemorations.

Commissioned by
Westminster Archives

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