Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Worcestershire World War 100

Funded through Heritage Lottery Fund, Worcestershire World War One Hundred is one the largest programme of events across England commemorating the First World War.

Involving cultural and heritage organisations County-wide, Worcestershire World War One Hundred will commemorate the role Worcestershire played in World War One and tell the stories of Worcestershire people, their involvement with and personal legacy from now until 2018 and beyond.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Mon - Sun 8.30am - 10pm

Admission charges

Admission free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Wall of Remembrance

  • 5 August 2014 — 11 November 2018 *on now

Alongside its regularly changing exhibition commemorating key battles for the Worcestershire Regiment throughout World War One, visitors to the Regimental Soldier Gallery at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum can visit the interactive wall of Remembrance commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives through the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regimental Soldier Gallery at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 1DT
England

Website

http://www.whub.org.uk/cms/museums-worcestershire/city-art-gallery-and-museum/things-to-see-and-do/regimental-gallery.aspx

VAD Nurses at Hartlebury

A Happy Convalescence

  • 12 March 2016 — 31 March 2018 *on now

Discover the stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the frontlines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital in a new exhibition, A Happy Convalescence.

Piece together the journeys of the ill and injured from the battlefield to ‘Blighty’ and back again through patient’s drawings, poems and comments. Meet the determined Worcestershire women who nursed them back to health including the story of the Gibbons sisters, Margaret and Frances who organised, ran and nursed Hartlebury VAD Hospital from 1915 until the end of the war.

The exhibition features real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. Visitors are also able to experience an interactive VAD bed complete with the kinds of items you would find in a patient’s bedside table.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Worcestershire
DY11 7XZ
England

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/site/index.php

Worcestershire World War One Hundred logo

Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

  • 12 March 2016 — 1 December 2018 *on now

Exhibition based on the County Museum’s role as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital during the First World War. Objects and documents from the county museum, the archives and the George Marshall Medical Museum will be on display to tell the story of this remarkable convalescent home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Kidderminster
DY117XZ
England

Admission

Ticket Price
Adults £5.00
Seniors (60+) £4.00
Children (5-16 years) £2.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £13

Website

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/

Worcester and Gouzeaucourt: The adoption of a French village devastated in the Great War

  • 22 — 29 July 2017

Exhibition compiled by Worcester Twinning Association as part of its HLF Project
As part of a national League of Help, Worcester adopted Gouzeaucourt in 1921 to help rebuild the shattered village which had been behind German lines for much of the War but in 1917 and 1918 was on the front Line. Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment, notably 2/8th Battalion, were in the vicinity and the adoption was based on this connection with the Regiment and the dead in local cemeteries.

1pm 22 July M – F 10-4, Saturday 10-5

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Guidhall
High Street
Worcestershire
WR1 2EY

Website

https://www.worcester.gov.uk/guildhall

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Bell Tent at the 115th Badsey Flower Show - a traditional village show

  • 22 July 2017 1-5pm

In conjunction with the Badsey Society's stand, which showcases the work of the Society, visit the World War One Bell Tent and find out the impact the war had on Worcestershire as a whole.

For the past four years the Badsey Society has been working on a project backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to transcribe the letters written throughout the Great War by the Sladden family who lived at Seward House, Badsey. These letters provide a fascinating insight into both army life abroad and domestic life at home, and form the basis of annual readings from the letters, and a book which will be published next year.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Badsey Recreation Ground
Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 7EZ

Religion and the British Soldier in WWI

  • 24 July 2017 9:30-10:30am

Canon Michael Snape, Professor of Anglican Studies at the University of Durham, looks at how the First World War impacted on soldiers’ religious beliefs and practices. This talk is the second in a series programmed to mark the launch of Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

King's School Boathouse
5 College Green
Worcestershire
WR1 2LL

Admission

£12 (includes breakfast)

Website

http://www.3choirs.org/events/

Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy: An Inside View

  • 26 July 2017 9:30-10:30am

The third in a series programmed to mark the launch of Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. Today we receive a unique insight from Andrew Studdert-Kennedy, grandson of ‘Woodbine Willie’, who will talk about the life, work and legacy of the most famous British army chaplain of the First World War. He will explore the particular context of his grandfather’s ministry and see what lessons can still be drawn from it.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

King's School Boathouse
5 College Green
Worcestershire
WR1 2LL

Admission

£12 (includes breakfast)

Website

http://www.3choirs.org/events/

Quiet Revolution

  • 26 July 2017 12-4pm

The First World War brought about a quiet social revolution on the Home Front.
Women were fighting the Great War on their own doorstep. Enduring loss, adversity and hardship, they discovered a new sense of purpose and dignity in comradeship, delicate-activism, unity and liberation.
Part of Watch Out Worcester, an afternoon of outdoor arts to surprise and delight in Worcester City Centre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Worcester City Centre
Worcestershire

Website

http://www.dancefest.co.uk/performances/quiet-revolution

Britain, Germany, and Church Relations, 1914–1918

  • 28 July 2017 9:30-10:30am

The final talk in a series programmed to mark the launch of Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. Canon Mark Chapman, Professor of the History of Modern Theology at the University of Oxford, and Vice-Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon gives a fascinating talk on how relations between the churches of Britain and Germany were affected by the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

King's School Boathouse
5 College Green
Worcestershire
WR1 2LL

Admission

£12 (includes breakfast)

Website

http://www.3choirs.org/events/

The Bell Tent at Lickey Hills

  • 16 September 2017 11am-4pm

Part of the Lickey Hills Historical Society weekend open day, visit the World War One Bell Tent and find out the impact World War One had on Worcestershire.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Lickey Hills
Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham
West Midlands
B45 8ER

Remembering Dancox – Plaque unveiling

  • 21 October 2017

A memorial plaque will be unveiled to mark the award of the Victoria Cross to Private Frederick George Dancox at the Battle of Poelcappelle.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Dancox House Army Reserves Centre
Pheasant Street
Worcestershire
WR1 2EE

Dancox VC – Freedom March

  • 21 October 2017

To mark the award of the Victoria Cross to Private Frederick George Dancox, as well as the tenth anniversary of the Mercian Regiment, the Regiment will march through Worcester City Centre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Worcester City Centre
Worcestershire

North American Women and World War One

  • 4 November 2017

2017 marks the centenary of American entry into WWI and the host of facets of female participation, this conference explores the roles, and impact, of American women in the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Where

University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
Worcestershire
WR2 6AJ

Website

http://www.worcester.ac.uk/

Worcestershire World War One Hundred
Worcestershire Record Office
The Hive, Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD
England

Website

ww1worcestershire.co.uk

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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