In 1863 the world’s very first underground line was opened to passengers travelling from Paddington to Farringdon in London. digital:works have been working with two primary schools, one near Paddington and another near Farringdon to chart the 150 year history of the London Underground from that first passenger journey to today.
They worked with Westminster Archives, Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre and the London Transport Museum to study the history of that period and then conducted oral history filmed interviews with retired and current workers on the tube and passengers. They also did some creative writing for a booklet and exhibition.
A dedicated website hosts the young people’s work including some of the full interviews they undertook, their final edited film and their writing, both historical and creative. There is also a blog which follows their progress.