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History 'Detectives' Welcomed!

This challenge is for those who really enjoy using their initiative and are happy to work independently on their own or in pairs.  A curious mind will serve you well in this challenge!

Five history archives across Tending coastal towns have made their treasures available to Resorting to the Coast: Harwich & Dovercourt, Frinton & Walton, Clacton, Jaywick Sands.

We seek volunteers to help uncover the treasures of these archives.  You will be amazed at the depth of the material in these archives.  Commentary on early Clacton, maps of Walton, programmes of Frinton Summer Theatre, Dovercourt in its Edwardian glory days - all just waiting to see the light of day on our website!

What's involved?

The challenge involves hunting for interesting photographs, documents, posters, magazines and preparing them for our website editors to upload content for the wider public to see the nuggets of historical 'treasure'. 

Learn how to digitise the historical material and put themes together.  

Why get involved?

You will be amazed at the depth of the material in these archives - learn new knowledge about where you live. 

Learn how to search in archives

Learn the skill of digitising paper materials

Help local archives which are run by 100% volunteers to develop their archive material.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign up or log in.

Step 2: Accept the challenge.

Step 3: We'll be in touch with you shortly to talk about next steps!

Ideal Skills

  • Archiving
  • Conservation
  • Photography
  • Research
  • Web Development

Ideal Interests

  • Archiving
  • Community Work
  • Conservation
  • Creative and Arts
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum Collection

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