An opportunity to reflect on the Museum’s WW1 Project, “To Serve King and Country” morning and afternoon.
This talk in the afternoon is the first of a series of talks and events for 2017. The first speaker, Reverend David Youngson, is a retired Anglican clergyman who is an expert on chaplains and their work during the First World War. On Saturday he will present a general view of how Christian organizations, such as the YMCA, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, the Church Army, the Salvation Army and the Huts Enterprise and other agencies, worked to support troops in the front line and elsewhere. Says Reverend Youngson, “The work of Christians on the western front and elsewhere is worthwhile learning about”.
After a break for coffee/tea, David’s talk will be complemented by a contribution from a member of the Project Volunteer Committee, Dr. Denise Coss, based on her post-graduate research. Denise will talk about the response and expectations of the Church of England to the war and how far church expectations were met.
Tickets for the afternoon talk cost £3 including coffee/tea. The talk is free for Friends of the museum and with the normal admission charge to the museum. Please book online at www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk or by telephoning 01833 690606.
You will find more about the project on the website www.thebowesmuseumww1.org.uk. If you’d like to volunteer on the Bowes Museum’s WW1 Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01833 690606 (answerphone).