Discover the story behind your WW1 mementos at Skipton Town Hall on Saturday 12th November, 11am – 3pm, where experts who will be on hand to help bring your First World War story to life.
The Craven and the First World War project invites people to bring their own family objects, stories and questions relating to the First World War, to their Memorabilia Roadshow event taking place over Remembrance weekend. Historical experts will be on hand to help people discover more of their family story and give insight into the objects that they own at the event which is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
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 re-enactor
The event will also include talks from Lucy Moore (WW1 Project Curator, Leeds Museums & Galleries), at 12 noon on ‘Women in the Workplace in WWI’, 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 event is free to attend.