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Events

The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum is pleased to offer the following events in 2014.

Whilst the museum, and other organisers, plan each talk and event to take place, circumstances outside of our control may result in changes and alterations.  Please contact the museum if you are making a long journey to attend.  The website will be kept up to date.  This page last updated 31st August 2014.

bulletTalks
bulletMeet the Soldier
bulletHeritage Open Days
bulletFirst World War Centenary Events Programme in Lancaster and elsewhere

Talks:

 

Monday 1st September 2014
Lancashire in the Great War
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
BBC Radio Lancashire's Tim Padfield tells some stories of Lancashire in the First World War.  Please phone 01524 64637 to book your seat.
Monday 8th September 2014
Lancaster, The King's Own and the First Days of the Great War
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
Curator Peter Donnelly details the first months of the Great War, it's impact on Lancaster and the King's Own.  Please phone 01524 64637 to book your seat.
Monday 15th September 2014
Picture Postcards of the Great War
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
Fergus Read gives an illustrated talk on the picture postcards of the First World War.  Please phone 01524 64637 to book your seat.
Monday 8th December 2014
Christmas in the Trenches
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
Curator Peter Donnelly looks at how soldiers of the King's Own celebrated Christmas in the Great War.  Please phone 01524 64637 to book your seat.

Meet the First World War Soldier Character

Our popular family friendly meet the First World War Soldier Character sessions will be held within the museum on the following days:

Tuesday 26th August 2014 - Meet the Soldier: The Centenary of the first action of the 1st Battalion, King's Own at Le Cateau in 1914.  10.30 to 16.00 Family friendly.
Saturday 6th September 2014 - Meet the Soldier: The Centenary of the Church Parade of the "Lancaster Pals" and their departure for training at Didoct.  Meet the Soldier in the afternoon between 14.00 and 16.30 - following the morning's church service at the Priory Church.
It is expected that Meet the Soldier Character Days will be held at other times as well.  Watch this space for more details.

Heritage Open Days 2014

The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum will be running a number of activities over the 2014 Heritage Open Days.
Thursday 11th September 2014 - Meet the First World War soldier character who will be on parade at the War! 1914 Exhibition at Lancaster City Museum.  From 10.30 to 16.00.  Today, as it's a school day, the soldier will tell some stories not always suitable for a family audience!  01524 555619 for more information.
Friday 12th September 2014 - Guided tours of the King's Own Royal Regiment Chapel, Priory Church, Lancaster by Peter Donnelly, Curator of the Regimental Museum.   Meet at the Regimental Chapel: 10.30; 13.30 and 15.30.  Free.  01524 555619 for more information.
Saturday 13th September 2014 - Meet the First World War soldier character who will be on parade at the War! 1914 Exhibition at Lancaster City Museum.  From 10.30 to 16.00.  Suitable for children and adults.  01524 555169 for more information.
 

 

More information on any the museum's events can be obtained from the museum on 01524 64637 or email kingsownmuseum@iname.com

Whilst the museum, and other organisers, plan each talk and event to take place, circumstances outside of our control may result in changes and alterations.  Please contact the museum if you are making a long journey to attend.  The website will be kept up to date.  This page last updated 31st August 2014

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