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Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust are looking for 3 research volunteers to assist us with a Centenary project for 2014.

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust are looking for 3 research volunteers to assist us with a Centenary project for 2014.

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The Alexandra Palace and Park Charitable Trust (APPCT) is a statutory charity set up by the London Borough

Of Haringey (LBH) to run Alexandra Park and Palace. Alexandra Palace (AP) is located in a Conservation Area - the Palace is Grade II listed with English Heritage and the surrounding 196 acre park is also Grade II listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.

AP is known as the People’s Palace – a place of popular entertainment throughout its rich

140-year life. During the First World War there was darker side to its history. It became first a refugee camp

for Belgian citizens fleeing the German invasion, then an internment camp for "enemy aliens". There are many

tangible reminders of this untold story, from paper archives including contemporary photographs and

watercolours of the internees, to bunk beds, bread ovens and workshop machinery in the basement, and a

rose garden originally created by internees in the Park.

APPCT has recently been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a project marking the centenary of the First World War with a temporary exhibition and bespoke learning and community programme. Our project will tell the story of the Park and Palace as a refugee and enemy internee camp focusing in particular on the lives of individuals dislocated from their families and the attitudes of local residents to the new communities arriving at the Palace.

Over 3 months APPCT will be cataloguing, researching and digitising the archive material relating to the First World War and producing a website to host and share this material with a global audience.

We are currently looking for 3 volunteers who will work in a small team, supervised by the Learning Officer, to identify and record all material relating to Alexandra Palace and the First War.

Next Steps

Please visit our website for more information http://www.alexandrapalace.com/learning-and-community-engagement/

If you would like to be part our exciting project please register your interest by contacting us on volunteering@alexandrapalace.com with the subject

Research Volunteer.

Closing date: 16th December 2013

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