Research and learn

From this page you can click on the following links to conduct your own research into a person or place, or learn more about the history associated with the Amiens administration centre, the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme and the Cottonvale-Amiens branch rail line. 

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Soldiers

Find your connection

Scan the list of names of Pikedale residents as at the 1922 census

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Government

Government influence

Determine how the government  influenced the Pikedale soldier settlement scheme

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Residenial

Build it and they will come!

See the different types of housing that evolved over time

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Find a soldier

Find your connection

Research a family member and find that long lost connection you've been looking for ...

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Industry

Let's get to work!

Discover the fledgling industries that sprung up as a result of the scheme

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Rail line

Link to the world

Discover the role the Amiens-Cottonvale branch rail line played for returned soldiers ...

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Amiens

Administration centre

Find out about what made the Pikedale Soldiers' Settlement Scheme tick ...

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Social

Let's get together!

See how the pioneers of that era enjoyed themselves at social gatherings

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Rail sidings

The French connection

Read about our unique connection with the French battlefields