Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cambridgeshire County Council 'Last Day Of Peace' Event - 3rd August 2014

Cambridgeshire County Council is part of The Great War, Between the Lines project and we are holding a free commemorative event on 3 August 2014, 1-5pm in Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon.

The event aims to raise awareness of this hugely important milestone in world history, It will have activities to engage families as well as inform and educate. 'The Last Day of Peace' will include activities of interest to all ages. The event will be attended by the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

The event will include:
  • Re-enactors - in costume – to help bring the alive the spirit of the Great War
  • The Music Hall Society who will perform music of the period. Somersham Brass Band will also be playing music from the war years
  • The Combat Veteran Players will perform short extracts of Hamlet and selected Rupert Brooke readings.
  • Six exhibitions including photographs, documents and letters from Cambridgeshire, Belgium and France
  • Vignettes and reading of letters to and from the front
  • Displays from St Neots Museum
  • Expert advice on family history from Cambridgeshire Archives
We are pleased to say that we will also have Vintage Cycles, a display of Shire Horses in the grounds and a veteran car. There will also be light refreshments on sale.