Dover Castle & the First World War

Lisa supported English Heritage in the development and submission of a successful Round Two Heritage Lottery Fund application for the Fortress Dover project, interpreting Dover Castle's First World War heritage and strengthening links with the town of Dover.

large castle set on a hill with cannon gun in front.

The project involved opening up access to the First World War, Port War Signal Station and Fire Command Post at Dover Castle, to provide new ways for audiences to engage with Dover Castle’s rich First World War history.

Lisa worked with Dover Castle, English Heritage to develop activities, including community events, a volunteering programme, an education programme and a new interpretation scheme. These were tested via a range of consultation methods including a series of focus group sessions with local adults and families.

The consultancy included recruitment and development of a teachers’ user group to understand the needs of local schools, along with building partnerships with local organisations and consulting with stakeholders. Lisa also wrote sections of the successful Round Two NLHF application.


Equipment in Fire Command Post
Doorway with Fire Command Post, witten on plinth.
Entrance to the Fire Command Post
3 vertical interpretation panels.
Exhibition panels in the Fire Command Post, Dover Castle.