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The First World War: Life on the Home Front in North West England

Bolton Museum and Archives

11 November 2014 · 2:45pm

Bolton Museum and Archives, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE · Get directions

Organised by: North West Film Archive

In this unique event to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
The screening includes footage of the Accrington Pals, the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Cheshire Regiment as they prepare for active service on the Western Front.
We discover the early days of aviation, and German Prisoners of War being marched through the streets of Lancashire. From troop inspections in Preston and Blackpool, to the subsequent victory parades in Whalley and Haslingden and the unveiling of war memorials from Egremont to Altrincham.
Presenting evocative footage filmed across the North West a century ago – don’t miss this special opportunity to experience how we lived our lives during one of the darkest periods of our history.
This is a special free screening as part of an event at the museum to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day.

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