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Fritz Bayer

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WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« on: November 15, 2008, 10:54:27 PM »
Short notice, I know! ::)

Towneley Hall, Burnley...

The book launch of Lancashire's Forgotten Heroes 8th (Service) Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War by Stephen Barker and Christopher Boardman. will take place on Sunday November 16th 2008 at 12noon, with events continuing throughout the afternoon (until 16:30, I think) including:

90 Stories of the Great War Revisited exhibition
Research, help and advice from the East Lancashire Medal and Militaria Society
Great War Living History enthusiasts (Manchester Regiment reenactors)
Military Band
Talks
Co-author Christopher Boardman will be signing books


dave.

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 11:29:36 PM »
 ::) ::) ::)
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 11:42:05 PM »
::) ::) ::)

I know, I know! :D

Not "my" event though, hence my leaving it to the last minute. I expected it to have had a little more air time than it has had - but that's not down to me (I did my bit by advertising it on my website from June!!!!).

If anyone happens to pop along, i'll be the one flanked by a German Stosstruppe and Doughboy of 1918 - always attracts the crowds better than the blank back of a laptop and printer!!! :D

Dave.

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 08:11:38 PM »


So Dave .... was it any good ??

Annie   :)

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 12:01:18 PM »
...........and don't forget the photos  :D
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 03:26:38 PM »
yes - it was pretty good, though I didn't see anything of the band, book signing or talks as they were in a different room (and it's not advisable to leave several thousand pounds worth of gear on an unattended table when several hundred members of the public are wandering through!). The "Living History Enthusiasts" should have read "L.H.Enthusiast" (singular) as there was only one of them - in full battle order. He popped along for a chat later on. The 90 Story's exhibition was also missed by me, but that runs until December so there's still time for that.

Those who were dishing out help and research advice seemed to be doing brisk business, but, as I was simply doing a display, it was a nice break for me (as I do that every day Mon-Fri anyway! ;D). Mind you, i did get a little fed up with people saying "is that a German uniform?" about the mannequin that was dressed in M1915 Bluse, camouflage M18 Stahlhelm and full equipment including a 1917 lederschutzemaske gas-mask, wearing a very obviously German belt buckle and sporting an Iron Cross 1st Class (I thought it was the most obviously German thing I've ever seen!) - I eventually started to say  "No, he's a French spy in disguise as a German!" (to which I nearly banged my head on a wall when one person replied (quite sincerely) "Oh! I didn't know the French were in WW1 too" !!!!!!)

Sorry Wendi - I didn't take any photos (and did my famous disappearing act when the press photographer showed up), but, as I've to do it all again (in larger format) next Saturday down in Barry (S.Wales), I'll get some piccies then.

Dave. (and the highlight of my day? - having a chat with a chap who was ex-"B" Coy, 1/East Lancs who took part in the last-ditch rear guard action on the Bergues Canal on 1st June 1940 - the action in which his company commander - Lt.Erskine-Andrews won the VC!)
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 11:47:37 AM »
...........and don't forget the photos  :D

Someone else had a camera though!  Just recieved this today...taken as the stall was being set out ...meet Heinie and Hank..

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 11:52:00 AM »
...and Scott the reenactor (who's available for talks and instruction at various events, schools, associations, etc...see his website www.thetommyteaches.com for further details)...

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 06:43:43 PM »
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Mind you, i did get a little fed up with people saying "is that a German uniform?" about the mannequin that was dressed in M1915 Bluse, camouflage M18 Stahlhelm and full equipment including a 1917 lederschutzemaske gas-mask, wearing a very obviously German belt buckle and sporting an Iron Cross 1st Class (I thought it was the most obviously German thing I've ever seen!) - I eventually started to say  "No, he's a French spy in disguise as a German!" (to which I nearly banged my head on a wall when one person replied (quite sincerely) "Oh! I didn't know the French were in WW1 too" !!!!!!)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Of course you answered in your usual "gentle" way !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you enjoyed it !!  :D

Ohhh errr Wendi !! ... check out Heinie and Hank  :D
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 08:56:03 PM »
Ohhh errr Wendi !! ... check out Heinie and Hank  :D

tell you something Annie - it was damned difficult getting them two quadraplegics to sit still for 4 hours in them uniforms!!!! ;D

Dave

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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 08:56:05 PM »
Annie !  I think I recognise one of them  :o
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2008, 11:00:44 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: WW1 Event in Burnley - Sunday 16th November
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 04:27:06 AM »


Which one Wendi ??

I want the one with the big nose !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ::) ::)