Cobham Remembers proudly presents: Wind and Words of World War I

Surrey History Centre

Cobham Remembers proudly presents: Wind and Words of World War I

Type
Event
Location
Cobham, Surrey
Date
19/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

An entertainment of words and music, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 with Chris Hooker and Valerie Fry. Melodies and elegies about Tommy and Trenches, Love and Loss. Together with Women on Film in WW1 celebrating the contribution of British women to the war effort in particular in the medical field, with an introduction by Dr Kirsty Bennet from Surrey History Centre. Friday 19 October 19.30 – 22:00. Tickets £10 includes light refreshments. Limited availability – first come-first served. Church Gate House Centre, Downside Road, Cobham, KT11 3EJ. Tickets available by post from Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust, PO BOX 335, Cobham KT11 9AY (Cheques payable to CCHT. Please enclose SAE) or from The Cobham Bookshop, Anayards Road. For more information email: [email protected] The films are: Deeds not Words: The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI Alison Ramsey (13 mins) WINNER: Best Use of IWM Archive Material As part of the broader campaign for women’s right to vote, suffragettes Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson founded the Endell Street Hospital, run entirely by women. Skilfully using rarely seen photographs, letters and archival film, it tells the remarkable story of the women who tirelessly worked at the hospital The War Women of England IWM 474 (12 mins) The contribution of British women to the war effort as shown in the WAR OFFICE TOPICAL BUDGET newsreel 1917-1918. Including: a recruiting march by girls of the Women’s Land Army in central London, April 1918. A column of WAACs marching to Waterloo Station and boarding a train together, “for men must fight and women must work”. In France the WAACs do various jobs from motor maintenance to potato peeling. In addition to war service is the question “will there be women MPs ?” showing, left to right, Christabel Pankhurst, her mother Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, ‘General’ Flora Drummond and Annie Kenney outside the Queen’s Hall on 7th November 1917, on the occasion of the foundation of the Women’s Parliamentary Party from the Women’s Social and Political Union. With musical accompaniment Women in Nursing and Medicine during the First World War IWM (10 mins) A composite of IWM news reel footage showing women in nursing and medicine during the First World War. Including: Extract from NTB 270/2 (Topical Budget Newsreel), 1916 ‘Helping the Allies: Red Cross Nurses Leaving the United States to Help in the Hospitals in France’. Extract from IWM 32, 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, and Troops in Palestine, c. 1918. Extract from IWM 454, La Suisse Joue Parmi Les Nations le Role du Bon Samaritain(Switzerland Acts as Good Samaritan to the Nations), 1918: Red Cross nurses helping refugees at Basle station. Extracts from IWM 162, The Care of Our Wounded, 1918: scenes of the Princess Louise Convalescent Home for Nurses in France with its matron, Lady Gifford and “The two women of Pervyse”, Baroness T’Serclaes (previously Mrs Elsie Knocker) and Mairi Chisholm, at work with Belgian troops. Extract from IWM 679b, War Office Topical Budget: French language version of a newsreel item on General Sir Herbert Plumer, GOC Second Army, decorating British nurses in a field near Blendecques, Western Front, 26th June 1918. Extract from NTB 258/2 Topical Budget SOLDIERS V NURSES: The soldier inmates of the Brondesbury Hospital challenge the Nurses to a cricket match, driving down to Wembley on the coaches for the match, which the soldiers won. Extracts from IWM 241, Alder Hay Hospital Sports, c.1918 With musical accompaniment

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Admission
Tickets £10 includes light refreshments. Limited availability – first come-first served. Tickets available by post from Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust, PO BOX 335, Cobham KT11 9AY (Cheques payable to CCHT. Please enclose SAE) or from The Cobham Bookshop, Anayards Road.
Registration
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Concessions
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7 Responses to “”

  1. Gordon Francis

    We are interested in coming to the somme film day on 02/07 2016 can we please be advise when tickets are available and the cost of these please.
    Ilook forward to hearing from you soon

    • Imogen Middleton

      Thank you for your interest in our screening of the Battle of the Somme film. The event will be free and registration for tickets will be available on the website soon – keep your eyes peeled!

    • Hello,

      Registration for the Battle of the Somme film screening in Wimbledon is now possible. Please visit the News page of the Carved in Stone website (www.merton.gov.uk/carvedinstone) for the event details.
      If you would like to attend, please email the Carved in Stone team at: [email protected]

      Thank you Surrey in the Great War for promoting the event. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

  2. We are holding an event on the weekend of Nov 17th & 18th .n Hale Village Hall, Wings Road, Upper Hale. GU9 0NN. Entitled The Village Remembers.
    A display of the details of the 113 men from Hale who died during WW1. Plus other displays. 10-30am – 4pm on both days. The Last Post and lowering of the Standard will take place at 4pm on both days.

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