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Events - 27 Oct 14

A Legionary’s Life – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 12:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session.

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Trench Cake – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Learn how to bake ‘Trench Cake’ in the museum kitchen this half term. There will be demonstrations and even a chance to taste this dense fruit cake which was baked by families during the war as a morale-boosting treat to send to soldiers at the front.

Included in museum admission.

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Living Like a Legionary – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover more about life as a Legionary and handle real objects from the museum’s collections, which would have been used by Roman soldiers living in Eboracum (Roman York).

Running times: 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

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Medal Making – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Create your own medal using metallic paper and art materials, or have a go at drawing your medal onto our special ‘shrinkle’ plastic sheet; take it home to shrink in your oven and produce your very own wartime medal. Guidance and instructions given!

Included in museum admission

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Medals: Pip, Squeak and Wilf – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Get up close and personal to some First World War medals from our military history collection and learn the story of Pip, Squeak and Wilf, the medals awarded to those who served in the First World War.

Included in museum admission

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One Man’s War – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Meet Great War veteran Lieutenant Frank Wood (actor, Chris Cade) and play a part in his story.

Be recruited into his regiment: the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry and set sail for Alexandria.

Help him relive his experiences of the Middle Eastern Theatre of War, including defending the Suez Canal, fighting the Battles of Gaza and being part of the last great cavalry charge in Britain’s military history! But first, be trained and prepared for the desert.

Performances throughout the day

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A Legionary’s Life – Mon 27 Oct 2014

Date: Monday 27 October 2014, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Find out what sort of kit a Legionary would have needed and have a go at making your own cut-out Roman soldier. Then meet the Centurion as he tests your fitness for the Roman Army and puts you through your paces in a drill session.

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