The BBC “WW1 at Home” event.

Crowds gathered at the Events Arena this weekend  to visit the “BBC World War One at Home” event http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nhwgx

There was much to learn and understand about the First World War.  Amongst the facilitators  were The Imperial Museum, who had computers and staff on hand to guide people through tracing and recording their ancestors’ history https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/  The Royal College of Pathologists whose educational and enlightening display “Blood and Bugs” proved very popular http://www.rcpath.org/patient-resources/bbc-wwI-at-home-tour, The Edith Cavell Nurses Trust with their display about Front Line Medicine https://www.cavellnursestrust.org/edith-cavell  ,The Royal Signals were there, CBBC and many others.

This event was the only one in Wales and one of only eight in the U.K.

Below are are a few photographs to give a flavour of the event.

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DSC_0674ww1 91Photograph below shows Rhyl History Club members, Colin and Maggi Blythin who were volunteers at the event.

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3 responses to “The BBC “WW1 at Home” event.

  1. Sandra Williams

    Fantastic 2 day event. Everything was so interesting and made you realise what our country went through. Well done to everyone involved

  2. Ann

    Really enjoyed being a volunteer in the briefing room on the Saturday – it was a very busy day and I do wish I’d had a bit more time to look around!

  3. Hello,
    I am researching the names on Rhyl War Memorial with the view to publishing a book. If anyone has any information or photos I would be very grateful to receive them. Kind regards
    Darryl
    dporrino@btinternet.com

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