0300 200 1001
Please contact this library for more information
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
100 Days to Victory: How the Great War was Fought and Won
- 15 October 2014 7:30-8:45pm
Telling the story of the First World War through the events of one hundred key days between 1914 and 1918, Saul David’s gripping narrative 100 days to victory looks at individual stories of men and women, both eminent and ordinary. He also includes stories from his own family’s history.
His unique approach shows how the war reached far beyond the battlefield. It covers events such as the young Adolf Hitler’s reaction to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Zeppelin raid on Scarborough and the individual bravery of the first Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross.
Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.
The Making of War Horse
- 27 November 2014 7:30-8:45pm
As the military consultant on Steven Spielberg’s film, War Horse, Andrew Robertshaw was involved in the production of the film from the early days of the screenplay to the last day of filming. He even ended up with a small acting role!
Andrew, who is Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Camberley, a veteran of Channel 4’s Time Team and an expert on trench warfare, will explore the magic of making this hugely successful film from his unique perspective.
Andrew is the author/co-author of a number of books on First World War history including 24HR Trench, The Platoon, Digging the Trenches and Ghosts of the Somme. He has also created a unique trench system in his back garden to give visitors a flavour of life in the trenches.
The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
Tickets £6 (concessions £5) only available from The Lightbox box office (Tel: 01483 737800) from early September 2014.
We Will Remember Them - WW1 Family History Workshops
- 24 March 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
You must be able to use a computer, keyboard and mouse. In this workshop you will discover your individual family history and what there lives were like during the Great War. We will look at resources available for researching ancestors in the Great War. Discover what information and records are held by Ancestry and Find My Past. Understand how the national Archives and The Commonwealth Graves Commission provide a wealth of material for family historians. You will also have time to explore your own family history with the support of experts.
- Any age
Booking is essential and tickets cost £8.00.