Life in a First World War prisoner-of-war camp

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Craven Museum

The history of Raikeswood Camp, a First World War prisoner-of-war (POW) camp, can now be accessed through the website Surface Impression created for Craven Museum. This user-focused website includes sections about the history of the camp, its use before and after it became a prisoner-of-war camp, a timeline, and a 3D model of the camp. The 3D model was developed by students at the School of Computing and Creative Technologies at Leeds Beckett University.

One of the features of the site is a timeline comparing events at Skipton against global events, helping audiences to broaden their historical perspective and understanding. For each Skipton event in the timeline there’s a ‘find out more’ button that leads audiences to the relevant pages, containing pictures, quotes, and researched text. This approach gradually reveals layers of content based on relevance, ensuring high engagement levels and smooth user journeys.