November 2017


LATEST ON THE TIMELINE : From Bridge Farm to Westham, the untold story of Pevensey School


Six month review 2014, from the technical team behind the Pevensey Timeline….

BETWEEN NOW and the New Year we will be re-engineering the profile of the entries on the timeline, adding features so that people can print the timeline in book form. You can already see some of the ways in which we are colour coding the stories and making them more accessible here.

We will also be bringing the entries onto the main platform to make the information accessible for schools and researchers in a variety of ways, and making the timeline entries searchable by Google. You will be able to download the draft of our early book from the second week in January. This particular presentation of the timeline, as a set of annotated notes, will appear both online and in print.

The timeline is now also available in an embedded form as an opening presentation on the homepage of the project.
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We are six months into the funded project, and still at an early stage, with something like 200 stories, entries and images now positioned on the timeline.

The next two years with the timeline promises to be an interesting stage in the project.

The talks and teaching, with tutorials and seminars, are planned to develop, as we know how much people have enjoyed the experience of seeing the history of the locality come to life and taking that experience, and transferring it their own workbooks to begin to bring their own stories to life.

As members of the association, email subscribers, family and friends know, we have some exciting plans to see oral history, guides to the High Street in Pevensey, a newspaper and book to accompany the project, in the pipeline.

The ambition behind the timeline is to deliver a local history project online, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, that embraces a whole village in the thinking, creation and delivery of an account of the locality that brings local history to life in a way that will inspire other villages to follow the same path.

Next year we will begin to see if schools across the country and the mainstream media begin to tell their own story of how a small village in East Sussex went online and created a production level, colourful, informative, historical record of the 2,000 year history of their life and times in a way from which other communities could learn.

It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to raise a web banner and put a place back in the history books where it belongs.

Thank you all for your input, hard work, contributions, thinking, planning, commitment and story making. We will see you in the New Year as the Timeline continues to tell the 2,000 year old story of Pevensey and its rich history.

A Very Happy Christmas to you all from the team behind the Pevensey Timeline.


Peter Roper, Simon Montgomery
Pevensey Timeline technical team
11 December 2014