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The Lowestoft Evacuation to Worksop during WW2 - Worksop Library Talk
Wednesday, 18 September 2019,  2.00pm -  3.00pm
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Memorial Avenue,
WORKSOP
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The Lowestoft Evacuation to Worksop during WW2 - Worksop Library Talk

18 September, 2pm - 3pm   Free event.  Booking essential.

The third of three special Worksop's Wartime Heritage events taking place during September and October.

On Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 2pm Christopher Brooks, Secretary of the Lowestoft Evacuees Committee, will be talking about his research and will share the fascinating stories of Lowestoftians in wartime Worksop.

Organised for Heritage Open Days 2019 and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of Worksop’s Bridge Street Townscape Heritage scheme.

 

Heritage Exhibitions mark outbreak of WW2

Worksop’s Wartime Heritage will be explored as part of three special events and exhibitions taking place at Worksop Library throughout September and October that mark 80-years since the outbreak of WW2.

Visitors will be able to see what Worksop was like during the Second World War, learn about children who were evacuated to the town, and find out about local men who left Worksop to serve in the Mercian Regiment. You’ll also get the opportunity to share your own stories of WW2 and delve into wartime documents and photographs.

All three events are being held in conjunction with Bassetlaw District Council’s Worksop Townscape Heritage Scheme and Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of the Council, said: “Worksop has some fascinating and thought provoking wartime stories to share, and this series of events will bring them to life.

“This is the second year that Worksop Library and our Townscape Heritage Scheme has worked together to showcase the history of our town and ensure that future generations can experience Worksop’s rich heritage. It promises to be an unmissable series of events for all ages.”

Helen Fox, Librarian for Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, said: “Local heritage is a really popular element of our libraries’ events programmes and we’re delighted to be working with the Townscape Heritage Scheme again to host events at Worksop Library, marking 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War.”

Wartime Worksop Exhibition event

Between Tuesday 3rd September and Tuesday 15th October, visitors can learn more about life in Worksop during the Second World War. This exhibition will showcase items from the library’s collection, local museums and Worksop residents, allowing visitors to explore themes of evacuation and the Home Front with information and photographs of local men who served in the Mercian Regiment.

Heritage Open Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 18th September as part of a free WW2-themed event, where Inspire library staff, local groups and volunteers will be on hand to help with local and ancestry enquiries and show you wartime documents and photographs. Share your own WW2 memories and stories with Worksop’s Townscape Heritage Officer and the project’s oral history volunteers. Drop in between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Finally, Christopher Brooks, Secretary of the Lowestoft Evacuees Committee, will be giving a free talk (at 2pm) and sharing the fascinating stories of the Lowestoft evacuation to Worksop. (Tickets for the talk must be booked in advance).

The exhibition and associated activities are being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Worksop Townscape Heritage Scheme, and organised as part of Heritage Open Days 2019.

 

The Lowestoft Evacuation to Worksop during WW2 - Worksop Library Talk

18 September, 2pm - 3pm   Free event.  Booking essential.

The third of three special Worksop's Wartime Heritage events taking place during September and October.

On Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 2pm Christopher Brooks, Secretary of the Lowestoft Evacuees Committee, will be talking about his research and will share the fascinating stories of Lowestoftians in wartime Worksop.

Organised for Heritage Open Days 2019 and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of Worksop’s Bridge Street Townscape Heritage scheme.

 

Heritage Exhibitions mark outbreak of WW2

Worksop’s Wartime Heritage will be explored as part of three special events and exhibitions taking place at Worksop Library throughout September and October that mark 80-years since the outbreak of WW2.

Visitors will be able to see what Worksop was like during the Second World War, learn about children who were evacuated to the town, and find out about local men who left Worksop to serve in the Mercian Regiment. You’ll also get the opportunity to share your own stories of WW2 and delve into wartime documents and photographs.

All three events are being held in conjunction with Bassetlaw District Council’s Worksop Townscape Heritage Scheme and Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of the Council, said: “Worksop has some fascinating and thought provoking wartime stories to share, and this series of events will bring them to life.

“This is the second year that Worksop Library and our Townscape Heritage Scheme has worked together to showcase the history of our town and ensure that future generations can experience Worksop’s rich heritage. It promises to be an unmissable series of events for all ages.”

Helen Fox, Librarian for Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, said: “Local heritage is a really popular element of our libraries’ events programmes and we’re delighted to be working with the Townscape Heritage Scheme again to host events at Worksop Library, marking 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War.”

Wartime Worksop Exhibition event

Between Tuesday 3rd September and Tuesday 15th October, visitors can learn more about life in Worksop during the Second World War. This exhibition will showcase items from the library’s collection, local museums and Worksop residents, allowing visitors to explore themes of evacuation and the Home Front with information and photographs of local men who served in the Mercian Regiment.

Heritage Open Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 18th September as part of a free WW2-themed event, where Inspire library staff, local groups and volunteers will be on hand to help with local and ancestry enquiries and show you wartime documents and photographs. Share your own WW2 memories and stories with Worksop’s Townscape Heritage Officer and the project’s oral history volunteers. Drop in between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Finally, Christopher Brooks, Secretary of the Lowestoft Evacuees Committee, will be giving a free talk (at 2pm) and sharing the fascinating stories of the Lowestoft evacuation to Worksop. (Tickets for the talk must be booked in advance).

The exhibition and associated activities are being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Worksop Townscape Heritage Scheme, and organised as part of Heritage Open Days 2019.

 


worksop townscape heritage event.jpg

Location

Worksop Library
Memorial Avenue,
WORKSOP
S80 2BP




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