Family activity day

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Great St. Mary’s are hosting a free family activity day on 14 July, 11.00 am–4.00 pm for the HLF- backed project, A Window on the War: the women of Cambridge in WW1. The day is designed by historical event and public engagement specialists HistoryNeedsYou, and features: music and songs from WW1 performed by Rachel Duffield, A Merrie Noyse and Oliver Cross; living history displays, enabling visitors to learn about wartime nursing, the life of a soldier, women’s work, soldiers from the Commonwealth and the wider world; guided walks around the key WW1 sites of central Cambridge; a talk by project researcher Simon Cross; displays telling the stories of the men commemorated on the war memorial in GSM, their wives, mothers and sisters, and hands-on craft activities for children.

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The activity day is followed by a drama, from 7.00 pm–9.00 pm, telling the stories of two soldiers and their mothers, based on research carried out as part of the project, including letters.

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Entry to both events is free of charge.

 

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