The next talk is on Saturday 29th April at 2.30 when Alan Fiddler and Marie Caffrey will introduce us to their current project ‘Dominion Geordies’. Some Teesdale examples will be included , which will add to the interest – we already have a couple of ‘dominion’ Teesdalers on our Roll of Honour database and it will be great to find out more about how they come to be there. I know a little about this project and it’s ambitious and fascinating!
On Saturday 27th May at 2.30 we welcome the WWI Red Cross from North Yorkshire. The Red Cross administered a range of hospitals throughout the country, often in converted accommodation – from stately homes to school buildings. We’ve already found out about the Bell-Irving ladies from Rokeby and know about the Museum’s sending tomatoes for convalescent soldiers, so this is an opportunity to learn more about the organisation behind them. For this talk we are also promised a hands-on session with some of the equipment used during the war.
All the above events can be booked online at www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk or by telephoning Reception 01833 690606.
In the autumn, we will have talks on Conscientious Objectors and the Richmond Castle project (9th September) and Poppies, Women and War coupled with the opportunity to attend a photography workshop (4th November). In between, we’ve organised a drop-in event that should appeal to all generations in the family, involving food and art, on 7th October. We’ll publish more details about these events individually on the Events section of this website and on the main museum website.