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The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« on: July 14, 2008, 09:03:09 PM »
The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918.



The Museum of the Manchester Regiment has mounted a special exhibition running from 4 July to 18 December 2008 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the modern Territorial Army (TA) and to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War. 

This exhibition, held at Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall, aims to encourage both existing and new visitors to come and learn more about the Regiments Territorial Soldiers in the First World War.

During World War 1 thousands of men, from across Lancashire, from Wigan and Oldham through Manchester and Ashton joined Territorial battalions. Many volunteered to serve overseas, in the deserts of Egypt, the rocky lands of Gallipoli and the muddy trenches of the Western Front. 

Over 4000 of these men would not see their home and loved ones again.  Each of these men will be remembered in a special art-installation, created using poppies, on display in the Museum during the exhibition.

2 special talks are also being held in the Museum during the course of the exhibition to highlight some of their experiences 90 years ago. 

a).  The history and use of the Machine Gun on Tuesday 28 October 2008 at 1pm in the Museum.  This talk is FREE.

b).  ‘The Manchester Territorials at War 1914-18’ at 7pm, on Thursday 18 December 2008 by Dr Bill Mitchinson of the Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham. This talk is £2 per person and must be booked in advance, at the Museum. 

   

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Re: The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 10:53:04 AM »
Date:  Thursday 18 December 2008

Title:  The Manchester Territorials at War 1914-18

Description:  The Manchester Regiment once had 6 Territorial Battalions based across the region from Wigan, through Manchester and Oldham to Ashton-under-Lyne.  Why not come along to this lecture and learn more about the experiences of their men during the Great War, whether in the rocky lands of Gallipoli or the muddy trenches of the Western Front.

Speaker: Dr Bill Mitchinson (Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham)
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Re: The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 01:55:29 AM »
Hi I hope enough people got to this so it doesn't get cancelled, please make the effort I'm looking forward to the night.
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Re: The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 04:04:59 PM »
There's no way this will be cancelled. It will be a full house so if anyone is intending to come - book now at the museum 0161 342 2254 and don't be disappointed.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 09:35:32 PM »
Hope people who live fairly local make the effort!
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Re: The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 10:21:01 PM »
excellent talk by Bill tonight, i would have been happier for it to have gone on longer and into more detail but i certainly learned more about the TF tonight

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Re: The Terriers Go To War 1914-1918
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 05:22:46 PM »
excellent talk by Bill tonight, i would have been happier for it to have gone on longer and into more detail but i certainly learned more about the TF tonight


was our friend there,he was very critical about the TF exhibition a few weeks ago.

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