Project Zero – Airships Over Wales
01/02/2018 - 01/02/2019
Cymru / Wales
The Great War impacted every member of society in many ways and on many levels. Most often this is framed by the experiences fighting on the Western Front in the prolonged trench warfare that characterised the conflict. Ask many people to describe the conflict and mud, blood and biplanes may come to mind.This project is a chance to learn and discover a forgotten chapter in one of the few means of fighting wars that disappeared alongside the last cavalry charge, one that still captures the popular imagination today- the airship.
During the First World War, from 1917 to 1918 the coasts of the British Isles were protected by the Royal Naval Air Service flying airships to defend shipping from the German U-boat threat. Two airship stations were established in Wales and both bases deployed the Submarine Scout Zerodirigible in this forgotten war on the home front.
The aim of this HLF Wales funded project is to research the role and development of airships in Wales during the centenary years and share the stories and information we record and interpret as a touring exhibit. Our pop-up museum will include a reconstruction of a Zero class control car and a ‘living history crew’ to engage with visitors.
We are looking for new venues and partners for our displays throughout 2018 across Wales and would be keen to work with other groups and projects. Please contact the Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org