MUSEUM OF THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT – FREE Evening Talks Programme 2011

Posted on January 24, 2011 by


 

Museum of the Manchester Regiment
FREE Evening Talks Programme 2011

 

Date: Tuesday 7th June 2011.

Title: What did you do in the war granddad?
Family History Research Sources and the Manchester Regiment.Description:
Have you ever wondered how to find out more about your father or grandfathers time in the army?Why not come along to this talk and learn how you can investigate your own family’s involvement with the British Army,

in the twentieth century.

Duration:

45 minutes – 1 hour.

Speaker:

Mr Garry Smith (Curator of the Regimental Museum).

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Date: Tuesday 4th October 2011.

Title: The Gallipoli Campaign.

Description:

Why not come along to this fascinating talk by a renowned expert on the Gallipoli Campaign and learnmore about this sometimes forgotten theatre, during the First World War. This talk will focus on the experiences

of the ‘Tommy’ on the ground and highlight in vivid detail what he endured.

Duration:

1 hour approximately.

Speaker:

Mr Peter Hart (Imperial War Museum).

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Date: Tuesday 1st November 2011.

Title: The Manchester Pals (1914-1916).

Description:

Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear from the acclaimed author of‘Manchester Pals: 16th, 17th 18th 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd Battalions of the Manchester Regiment’.

This talk will outline how and why the ‘Pals’ were raised and what their experiences were during their

basic training before fighting and dying on the Western Front.

Duration:

1 ½ Hours.

Speaker:

Mr Michael Stedman.

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For Further Information:
Each talk is FREE to attend and you do not need to book. The Museum of the Manchester Regiment and

Setantii: Tales of Tameside will be open from 6:30pm. The talk will start at 7:15pm followed by time for

questions/answers and an opportunity to look around both Museums. For further information please

contact the Museum of the Manchester Regiment (0161 342 2254) or email garry.smith1@tameside.gov.uk.

Regards

Garry Smith AMA (Curator)

Museum of the Manchester Regiment
Town Hall, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6DL

Tel: 0161 342 2254

 

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