The Fielding and Platt History website was created by the Fielding and Platt Community Archive Project.
In the Spring of 2012, the Fielding and Platt Community Archive Project was awarded a grant of £43,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to gather, preserve, and share the heritage of Gloucester’s great engineering firm Fielding and Platt.
The 18 month project, led by Gloucestershire Archives in partnership with Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership, trained volunteers in a variety of skills – from oral history interviewing, and digital story and website editing, to cataloguing archival material.
The project achieved its formal targets with over 50 hour-long interviews recorded; 46 donations of archive material preserved; a vibrant website created with contributions from around the world; and an innovative interactive mobile game inspired by the Fielding and Platt story that can be played by youngsters with their families visiting The Quays.
The website and other activities are continuing thanks to a legacy group of volunteers, and the site has grown to have more than 1,500 pages. It has recently been redesigned by CommunitySites to use open source software with a responsive layout that works on mobile phones and tablets.