The Imagined Village

Crosshouse – What might it have been like?

The thinking behind this is that it will be a ‘active history’ project involving all ages and open to anyone with a connection to the village. Although based on history – and for some people it might involve detailed local research – the basic idea is that people imagine that they are a resident of the village in 1914, or some subsequent date of their choosing. (For example they might chose to be the Village Postman, the baker, the farmer, the wife, the mother, the child, the young man called up for War etc.) Having imagined that they are this person, they will then write their stories, reliving their experience of life one hundred years ago. Through their eyes we will build up a picture of the ‘imagined village’ that was Crosshouse during the Great War.