Derek & Rosemary Wenzerul <dandr@...>
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 - ADMISSION FREE TO THE MUSEUM
Nearest underground - Lambeth North, Southwark, Elephant & Castle or
Rail: Waterloo or Elephant and Castle
HALF-TERM HINTS ON TRACING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
19 FEBRUARY 2003
10 AM TO 5 PM
If you want to find out more about the wartime experiences, in military or
civilian service, of your twentieth century ancestors, the Imperial War
Museum is a good place to start. Specialists will be on hand to talk to you
about digging out the facts, interpreting information and using the
I have spoken to the IWM today and they said although the above is shown as
'half-term' it is not for children. They will have a stall in the museum set
up with various leaflets and specialists on hand to answer any questions.
The reading library will be open and PROVIDING THERE IS SPACE available on
the day, visitors may use it. It may be advisable to phone them first.
WAR POETRY/WAR POETS DAY (Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves,
Edward Thomas, Charles Sorley, Francis Ledwidge, Isaac Rosenberg, Julian
Grenfell, Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden and David Jones) -
they have a number of events covering this -
Admission charges apply. Details are on the above web-site.
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Genocide and acts of ethnic violence have occurred numerous times in the
last hundred years - often under the cover of war. The new permanent
gallery, featuring a specially commissioned film and information database,
looks at the origin, course and aftermath of such events and at the
challenges the international community faces in trying to prevent them.
HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION - The Importance of Remembering 26 January 2003 at 3 pm
A chance to meet three survivors whose testimony can be heard in the
Holocaust Exhibition. Rudy Kennedy, Roman Halter and Freddie Knoller will
speak about their experiences and answer questions >from the public.
Admission free, BUT PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET ON 020 7416 5439 (weekdays 10 am
to 6 pm).
1940s HOUSE until 31 December 2003.
The Museum has re-created a pre-war suburban 'semi'. Visitors are able to
tour both floors and part of the garden with its Dig for Victory vegetable
patch and Anderson shelter.
The Imperial War Museum is open >from 10 am - 6 pm
It is well worth looking at their web-site as they have an extremely
interesting lists of events >from now until April.
With best wishes for 2003.
Rosemary Wenzerul (UK)