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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 7th April 2014.

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

Talks:

Monday 9th June 2014
The King's Own in action, 1944 - Burma, Italy and Normandy
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
Curator Peter Donnelly tells the story of the King's Own Royal Regiment in action in 1944.

 

Monday 4th August 2014
Origins of the Great War
Lunchtime Talk, 13.00, Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room, Free.
David Shackleton explains the origins of the Great War, on the Centenary of it's outbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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:

Saturday 28th June 2014 - Meet the Soldier: The Centenary of the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo which was the final spark which resulted in the out break of the Great War.
Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Meet the Soldier: The Centenary of the 1st Battalion, King's Own arriving in France.
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.
Saturday 6th September 2014 - Meet the Soldier: The Centenary of the Church Parade of the "Lancaster Pals" and their departure for training at Didoct.
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

To be announced.

Friday 12th September 2014

To be announced.

Saturday 13th September 2014

To be announced.

Sunday 14th September 2014

To be announced.

 

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 23rd December 2013.

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