As part of remembrance weekend, Skipton Town Hall will be holding a memorabilia roadshow on Saturday 12th November, between 11am and 3pm. Organised by the Craven and The First World War Project, and supported by a host of historical experts, this bring-and-tell event will allow you to discover the stories behind your first world war heirlooms and mementos.
There will be lots of activities taking place during the day, including:
- Pop-up exhibitions about life in Craven and Yorkshire during the war
- WW1 object handling
- Kids craft activities
- The Battle of the Somme film screening
- WW1 living history reenactor
The event will also include talks from Lucy Moore, WW1 Project Curator at Leeds Museums & Galleries, at 12 noon on ‘Women in the Workplace in WWI’. This will be followed by military historian Tim Lynch, author of ‘Yorkshire Voices of the Great War’, at 2pm, who will be sharing his experiences about his own research into his Great Uncle’s WWI story.
The roadshow will provide an understanding of what life was like both on the front lines and back home during a time of great trouble and unparalleled significance.
The event, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will be free to attend, whilst refreshments will be available in the Annexe, hosted by the fabulous ladies of Skipton Ewe’s Women’s Institute.
You can find out more about the Craven and The First World War Project by visiting their webpage here.
(Image used courtesy of Craven District Council.)