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September 2014

War Memorial: The Story of a Devon Village’s Sacrifice

7 September 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni Auditorium, Exeter University
Exeter, EX4 4SZ
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Lydford Village War Memorial – the search is on to find descendants in time for unique commemoration on 7th September involving a lecture by renowned author Clive Aslet, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The Village of Lydford, on Dartmoor, will – like so many other villages across the UK – gather round their War Memorial this year, 100 years after the start of WWI. Author, Country Life Editor-at-Large and broadcaster Clive Aslet has written a book about those…

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Researching WW1: Information Day at Devon Heritage Centre

8 September 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter, EX2 7NL
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Devon History Forum will be hosting a WW1 Research Information Day at the Devon Heritage Centre on Monday 8th September. Places on the day are limited.  If you wish to book a place, please contact Brian Carpenter on 01392 380573 or email brian.carpenter@devon.gov.uk The programme for the day is as follows: 10.30: Arrival and Coffee 11.00: Welcome, Emma Waldron, Project Co-ordinator, Devon Remembers 11.10: Rob Palmer: Military History for Beginners, with particular regard to the Great War, 1914-1918 12.00: Ann Bond:…

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Exhibition, Memory Walk and Poppy Quilt display in Georgeham

13 September 2014
St George’s Church, Chapel Street
Georgeham, EX33 1DL
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Georgeham Parish Memorial Clock Appeal Group has organised a series of events for locals and visitors alike to help us to remember the beginning of WW1 and to raise money for the restoration of the clock on Georgeham church tower which is our WW1 Memorial. On Saturday 13th September, at St George's Church, or Georgeham Village Hall, the Royal British Legion memorial quilt will be on display.  There will be a talk about the quilt and the WI will be serving 'soup and…

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The Challenging Road to Peace since the First World War

15 September 2014 - 27 September 2014
Kingdon Hall, North Street
Tavistock, PL19 0AW
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An Exhibition, 'The Challenging Road to Peace since the First World War' will be held from 10am - 4pm on Monday- Saturday between 15th to 27th September in Kingdon House, North Street, Tavistock. It is an exhibition about the slide into war, enlistment, conscription and conscientious objection. It has a list of men of Tavistock who died in the war and their age and place of death.. It then looks at the legacy of the First World War. In a…

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Private Peaceful

16 September 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Queen’s Theatre, 100 Boutport Street
Barnstaple, EX31 1SY
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The Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple presents Private Peaceful on Tuesday 16th September 2014  at 7.00pm.  By Michael Morpurgo (Author of War Horse) Adapted & Directed by Simon Reade Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the…

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Words out of War – Poets and Poems 1914-18

17 September 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Totnes Library, The Mansion, Fore Street
Totnes, TQ9 5RP
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Come and listen to live readings from soldiers and civilians, men and women, English, French and German poets, from these momentous years. Presented by Chris Waters Helen Ashley and members of ‘Poetry for Pleasure’. Followed by open discussion.

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The Arms Trade during the First World War

17 September 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Church Centre, Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
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A talk entitled 'The arms trade during the First War' will be held in the Tavistock Parish Church Centre, (opposite the church) in Plymouth Road, Tavistock on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 7.30pm This event is being organised by Tavistock Peace Action Group, who are members of the IWM Centenary Partnership Programme.   for further information, please contact Rupert Gude at rupert.gude@gmail.com

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WW1 Novel “The Blasphemer” – event at Exeter Library

18 September 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exeter Library, Castle Street
Exeter, EX4 3PQ
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Over the Summer, Devon Libraries have been encouraging people across Exeter and Devon to read "The Blasphemer" by Nigel Farndale (www.nigelfarndale.com) The novel is set partly during the First World War and has many themes; cowardice and bravery; how people behave in a crisis; faith and belief and lots more! The author will be visiting Exeter Library from 7pm - 9pm on Thursday 18 September.  It should be a fascinating evening, as Nigel is not only an author of fiction…

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We Will Remember – Touring Exhibition at ‘Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts Show’

25 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
Westpoint, Clyst St Mary
Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ United Kingdom
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For more information on this exhibition, follow the link to this news post

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Lecture: The Dreaded War Cloud has Burst: The home front in Devon in 1914

25 September 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street
Exeter, EX4 3RX
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From August to December 1914 Devon’s population witnessed the transformation from peacetime to wartime. The residents of Devon were encouraged to participate in the war effort which ranged from recruitment efforts to war charities. Dr Richard Batten, who researched Devon and the First World War at the University of Exeter, explores how Devonians responded to the circumstances of wartime on the Home Front in 1914. £8 (£6) Tickets are available online or in person from RAMM’s Garden reception or by…

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