Voices of The Somme Venues
Can you help us? Do you have any photographs, documents or objects that tell a story? We are keen to hear your personal connections to the Somme. So why not drop in to one of our local Somme100 Community Roadshows and find out more about this campaign, get assistance with researching your WW1 ancestors, handle WW1 objects and make a poppy. We are keen to hear your personal connections to this campaign which may be included in forthcoming commemorative exhibitions and displays or uploaded to our Somme100 blog. So we would like to hear from you!
Tuesday 25th October 11-3pm Quaker Tapestry, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BHs
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle continue their journey to meet visitors and chat about their link with the infamous Battle of the Somme.
The team will be at the Quaker Tapestry Museum, Friends Meeting House, Kendal on Tuesday 25th October from 11am-3pm
The team would like to speak to anyone who may have photographs or documents that tell a story that may help the museum record local connections to this momentous event.
2016 is the centenary of the Somme, a conflict which involved soldiers from the local Border Regiment and soldiers from Cumberland and Westmorland. The impact on communities was enormous. Collective remembrance of events a century ago highlights the contribution of these men 100 years on, a fitting memorial for those locally who were involved in the events of 1916.
The records will form a part of the Voices of the Somme Exhibition taking place at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle until 20 November.
Why not drop-in and visit the Somme100 team to:
• Find out more about the campaign of 1916
• Handle some original WW1 objects
• Get assistance with researching your WW1 ancestors
• Contribute to future community displays commemorating the battle
• Find out more about the Somme poppy arts project and make a poppy
Also showing on the day will be the 1916 film ‘Battle of the Somme’. The ninety minute black and white film shot by Geoffrey Mallins 100 years ago will be showing at 11am and 1.30pm (you can see all or part of the film). The film first released in 1916 was seen by over 20 million people.