A Village at War event

Thornham at War

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February

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Thornham History Society has been in touch with us to let us know about an exhibition they are staging this half term in Thornham Village Hall.

The exhibition will be laid out as a timeline around our large village hall.  It will start with the village before the war (looking at employment and life styles) and move on to enlistment, life in the trenches, life on the Home Front, the Armistice and lastly what we have called “the aftermath”, concentrating on the village’s Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital and on details of the Thornham men who failed to return from the war.

Entry is free and there will be refreshments.

The hall is fully disabled access friendly and there is on site parking freely available adjacent to the hall.

For more details please contact Thornham History Society but do drop in if you are in the area it sounds fascinating.

Photo by permission of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum.

Photo by permission of the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum.

 

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Peace and War: Norfolk 1900-1914. An Illustrated Talk

Peace and War: Norfolk 1900-1914

6 – 7.30pm. Monday 4th August 2014.

A free illustrated talk by historian Neil Storey

The Curve at the Forum

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Norfolk based social and military historian Neil Storey will be giving an illustrated talk about life in Norfolk in the years leading up to the First World War and then the first few months of the conflict when there was still hope it would all be over by Christmas.

After the talk which will last about an hour there will be time for questions from the audience.

This is a free event but space is limited in The Curve at The Forum so please do reserve your place by calling 01603 774707 and leaving a message or by emailing Sarah on sarah.salmon@norfolk.gov.uk.  Tickets will also be available to collect from the Sound and Vision Desk at the Millennium Library from Wednesday 23rd July.

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Neil Storey will also be in the Forum, Norwich as part of the daytime “August 4th: The Day We Went to War” event where he will be available to interpret family military photographs and memorabilia, something he has done at ‘Who do you think you are live’ at Olympia for the past four years.