For the course of the second year of my games design degree, our year has been given the task of digitally recreating what Hull’s Paragon Station and some of the surrounding area would have looked like in 1914. Because this is a year long project the completion date will be next year (2014) and therefore will coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We are trying to recreate an historically accurate as possible reconstruction of what life may have looked like in and around the train station 100 years ago. We are to include soldiers that would have departed their families and loved ones from the station to journey to the front-line.
To ensure an accurate as possible reconstruction it is imperative that the whole group does vast amounts of research into what the area looked like a century ago, the areas of research include buildings, signage, trains, trams (horse drawn and electric), horse drawn cartridges, automobiles, street surfaces, street lighting, railings and other street furniture and the clothing styles of the time both military and civilian.
This is a map showing Paragon Station and the surrounding area which dates from 1910, the green shaded area highlights what the group is planing to recreate, this area includes the two entrances to the station as well as significant buildings and features of the time some of which remain to this day.