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Voices of the First World War by the York Oral History Society – Tue 30 Sep 2014

Drop in Sessions – 10am- 12 noon, Community Room Talk – 1pm Seminar Room

No Booking required.

Included in the admission price of the Museum – FREE to York Card Holders.

Hear the stories and see the objects of York Veterans of the First World War at three special events being held at York Castle Museum.

York Oral History Society will be presenting drop in sessions from 10am to 12 noon on all three days which will include memorabilia and artefacts of the war. The presentations at 1pm will introduce the audience to our veterans of the war, who all survived the war and told their stories in old age, using photographs and their real voices to convey their experiences. There are also some conscientious objectors included.

Society members will be able to answer questions about the collection of recordings and the men and women whose voices we will hear.

there will also be an exhibition in the Community Room of photographs and quotes covering many aspects of the war such as the Western Front, the war in the east, pacifists, children, women at war, the navy, entertainment and leisure, with many photos of the interviewees.

Van Wilson’s book, which draws on the collection, is also available and can be bought in the shop and signed by the author at the presentation

Event details


Tuesday 30 September 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


York Castle Museum,
Eye of York
North Yorkshire

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