Author Topic: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008  (Read 7620 times)

Offline harribobs

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Yay!!  the lectures are back!!

after a couple of years absence, i always enjoyed the ones i went to and i think they just may be a good excuse for the local members to get together

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Places are limited so please book early.  7-9pm.  Bookings will not be taken until the previous lecture has been given.  There will be no admittance on the night without prior booking.  Places are £2 per person (non-refundable) and all proceeds will go to Museum Funds.  To book a place contact the Museum of the Manchester Regiment (0161 342 2254) or email  garry.smith1 AT tameside.gov.uk.   (replace AT with @)

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Date: Thursday 28 February 2008

Title:  252 Years of Service:  The Manchester Regiment Story 1756-2008

Description:  This brief history of the Regiment will highlight some of the famous names in the Regiments’ story, where they served and what they did. Learn more about the Regiment’s first Victoria Cross winners as well as what the latest generation of Regimental soldier is doing today.

Speaker:  Garry Smith (Curator)

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Date: Thursday 24 April 2008

Title:  Prisoners: The Story of the Regiments Far East Prisoners of War 1942-1945

Description:  Between 1942 and 1945 many men, women and children suffered great hardship at the hands of their Japanese captors.  Learn more about the experiences of the men of the Regiment that endured those years of hard work and deprivation.  Learn how their humour, regimental pride and stoicism gave them the strength to go on.

Speaker: Capt Robert Bonner (Regimental officer and author)

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Date: Thursday 26 June 2008

Title:  What did you do in the war granddad? Family History Research Sources and the Manchester Regiment

Description:  Have you ever wondered how to find out more about your father or grandfathers time in the army?  Want to know what that old photo means or those medals and badges in the box in the attic?  Why not come along to this lecture and learn how you can investigate your own family’s involvement with the British Army, in the twentieth century.

Speaker:  Garry Smith (Curator)


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Date: Thursday 28 August 2008

Title:  50 Years On: The Birth of the King’s Regiment

Description: On 1st August 1958 the Manchester Regiment and King’s Liverpool Regiment joined to form the King’s Regiment.  Why not come along to this lecture and learn more about what that time was like in the words of one who witnessed it.  Perhaps you remember it yourself, why not come along and re-live those days.

Speaker: TBA


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Date: Thursday 30 October 2008

Title:  The Men Behind the Medals

Description:  Medals are not just pieces of metal.  Each medal tells a unique story.  This lecture will explore the experiences of some of the men whose hard earned medals are on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.  Why not bring along your own family medals and learn more about what they can tell you about your relative’s service.

Speaker:  Ian McInnes (Author)


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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: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 07:44:02 AM »
Due to distance, I will be unable to attend (Damn, Damn) but is there any chance of transcripts of each lecture/talk being available to purchase. I am more that willing to purchase with a view of increasing the funds to the Museum.

Peter 
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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 11:47:23 AM »
I don't think your alone there Peter  :)

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=421.msg2403#new

Me too !
Wendi  :)
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Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 12:14:57 AM »
Hi Just to add that cheques for £2 made payable to
Tameside MBC sent to :

Garry Smith AMA
Curator
The Museum of the Manchester Regiment
Neighbourhood and Community Services
Tameside Museums and Galleries Service
Town Hall
Ashton-under-Lyne
LANCASHIRE
OL6-6DL

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tisgrannie

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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 07:20:37 AM »
Hope more people are able to come to boost up the numbers. Please invite friends along.
Its for a good cause.
tisgrannie

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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 07:45:13 PM »
Hi,

I will definitely be coming along to these, they sound fantastic  :)

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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 09:21:35 AM »
make yourself known then!  ;D
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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 04:33:48 PM »
will do.

we'll have to get name badges made up  ;D

tisgrannie

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Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 09:13:59 PM »
Will we recognize you by your site name?
Glad to hear of more people coming!
I could be called "Big woman" but only lying down! I'm wider than I am tall!  :)
regards
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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 06:51:50 PM »
i'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow, unfortunately  :'( 

i fully intend to attend the other lectures, though.

hope everyone has a good night. please let those of us who are unable to attend know what it was like.


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Re: Museum of the Manchester Regiment- Evening Lecture Programme 2008
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 08:07:01 PM »
that's a shame, look forward to meeting you at one of t'others ;)
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