Curiosity Creative was asked by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums to create a short digital story that revealed the little-known story of a secret WW2 bunker in Kenton, Newcastle.
Kenton bunker was an important bunker during WW2 because it was the headquarters for the Number 13 Fighter Group. It was from here that air defence was coordinated for the North of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain, particularly on 15 August 1940, known as the Greatest Day, when the German Luftwaffe lost 75 of their own aircraft. Of these, 40 were brought down by the Number 13 Fighter Group, coordinated from Kenton Bunker.
Curiosity Creative worked with 90 year old Kitty who worked in the bunker as a Plotter. The resulting digital story combines Kitty’s personal memories with facts about the history of the bunker and its role in the war, and is now used in school workshops.
"I was very impressed with Alex's professional attitude and her passion for digital story-telling when she worked with us to produce a short educational film 'The Secret Bunker'. She developed a great rapport with our oral history participant and was quick to find creative solutions to small hitches we had along the way. She worked to a short deadline, paid great attention to the technical details and provided us with a quality end result. We'd definitely use Curiosity Creative again!"Cath Morris, Assistant Learning Officer Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums