Combine your information and images into an easy-to-read leaflet using software such as Microsoft Publisher. The leaflet can be printed and distributed to libraries, schools, museums, tourist information centres etc. This will enable you to share your information with a range of different audiences who wouldn’t otherwise find it online.
The range of materials you have gathered and items created can be displayed together at your local library, museum, community hall or even an empty shop. There is always an interest in local stories and seeing historical material that might be new to people.
Many groups welcome speakers to give a talk to their members especially if it’s a topic of local interest. A talk is a great way to share the information you’ve gathered, generate interest and gather more stories from the audience. Put together a slideshow using software like PowerPoint and write or memorise a script to go with it. Offer your talk to local groups or venues.
Art is a fantastic way to make history accessible, below are some creative responses by volunteers and groups exploring aspects of the war at sea. These are examples of what can be done with a group of people inspired by a story, an image or a visit to a museum or archive.