Having successfully won a bid for National Lottery funding to promote the history of Crayford and it's involvement in the industrial revolution, London Borough of Bexley needed to source a cost effective solution for them to publish their vast amount of content online in a way that sensitvely represents the style of that period.
The project website's purpose is to serve as an online resource for the local community and researchers - telling the story of Crayford's role in aviation history and promoting the town's industrial heritage.
Working closely with the London Borough of Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre we developed the Crayford History site using our Paprika CMS solution.
Expanding the site further we added our gallery module and a fully interactive flash animation which translated around 80 pages of printed PDF content into an online version that the user can interact with by turning pages using their mouse.
At the end of 2011 we introduced a second website for Crayford which aims to restore to local memory the story of the funeral of 'Private William James Chalky' White and how it came to represent the loss felt by countless others during the first world war.
In May 2013, we launched a third website for Crayford to mark the bicentenary and contribution of that the calico and silk printing industries made to the development of Crayford, in particular Charles Swaisland's. We also redesigned the main gateway page to include this new project.
About London Borough of Bexley
The London Borough of Bexley is the seventh largest borough of our nation's capital city and lies in south eastern corner of Greater London.
The borough is within the Thames Gateway, an area designated as a national priority for urban regeneration and as such has one several bids for national lottery funding of various projects.