A combined project by the Council for British Archaeology and English Heritage will see an Epping Forest landmark added to a map of sites important in the First World War.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, will be one of hundreds of sites named as a landmark reminder of the confict in a major mapping project.

Tracing the effects of the conflict on Britain, bomb blast sites, dockyards and former training camps will be extensively researched an added to an online database which will help people to learn more about the conflict.

Six thousand people were employed at the Beaulieu Drive munitions factory throughout the war, giving it great significance to the project.

The project named the Home Front and its Legacies will see local groups, councils and volunteers enlisted for help when each area is researched.