BBC World War One at Home

BBC World War One at Home

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The BBC World War One At Home Tour will visit county shows, summer festivals, air shows and bustling shopping centres the length and breadth of the UK. Actor Larry Lamb is one of the well-known BBC faces who will take part in a number of the events, which will reflect on the dramatic impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives’ links to the war.

The family-friendly events will include hands-on activities, performances and interactive sessions designed to appeal to everyone from eight to 80. The World War One At Home Tour will feature a mix of eight flagship events, as well as 17 others which will run from May to September.

People attending the eight large-scale events in Woolwich, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Dundee, Bristol, Rhyl, Portrush and Nottingham can visit The Briefing Room for interviews and presentations hosted by BBC stars including actor Larry Lamb. They can volunteer to be put through their paces on an outdoor Parade Ground and, at a number of events, make their own World War One At Home ID Permit to take away in The Recruitment Office. People can also learn about how medicine and communications were transformed during the war, including demonstrations of how carrier pigeons were an invaluable resource for sending messages.

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Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

WW1 At Home - Nottingham

  • 19 — 20 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join the BBC for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Nottingham City Centre
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/whats-on/fields-of-battle-street-exhibition-p576551

photograph of women in factory during world war one

WW1 At Home - Derbyshire Day

  • 21 September 2014 10am-4pm

Join BBC Radio Derby for World War One at Home events. Discover your connection to the War, unearth hidden stories from the Home Front, and see your local BBC presenters in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Derby
Derbyshire

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