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Take part in varied First World War events at the Doncaster Heritage Festival 22 April – 7 May

Posted  19 April 2017 in Events   News  
By Liz Robertson
Female munition workers at the Great Northern Railway’s Doncaster Works (the Plant), Doncaster Heritage Services

Doncaster 1914-18 are putting on an action-packed programme of First World War events across the Borough as part of the Doncaster Heritage Festival which runs 22 April-7 May.

Talks, skills workshops, history fairs, a poetry workshop and film screening will encourage anyone with a connection to Doncaster or the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry to uncover and share their First World War Heritage, and shed light on what was happening both locally and nationally on the Home Front 100 years ago, with a particular focus on the role played by women, and industry, including the railways. Many events will be delivered in collaboration with local history and community groups, who have been sharing their research and stories as part of this 4.5 year HLF-funded project.

Highlights include a First World War poetry writing workshop with local poet Ian Parks, Testament of Youth film screening accompanied by a costumed talk on First World War nursing, and Ambulance Trains, a talk given by National Railway Museum Archivist Alison Kay. Free themed- family and local history workshops will offer tips on how to research women and children, and the role of local industries during the First World War.

For details on how to book, and to download the full festival programme visit:

http://library.doncaster.gov.uk/web/arena/doncaster-heritage-festival

 

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