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‘Is this really the last night’? Remembering the end of the First World War

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Essex Record Office

Wharf Road

Chelmsford

CM2 6YT

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After over four years of horrendous slaughter, the war was about to end, but the world was changed forever. Join us for a programme of talks and displays to reflect on the view from Essex of the end of the First World War, 100 years on.

‘It is quite impossible for a war-soaked brain like mine to think in terms of peace; war has come to be natural – peace unnatural.’

Sister Kate Luard in a letter home, 10th November 1918

Saturday 10th November, 12noon-3.30pm

Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT

Tickets £5, including tea, coffee and biscuits


12.00noon-1.00pm - Refreshments, displays, and book sales, including:

  • Displays of original First World War documents from the Essex Record Office collections
  • Handle real objects from the First World War with the Western Front Association
  • A chance to hear Alf Webb’s memories of his four years of war service

1.00pm - Introduction to talks

1.10pm - The Essex Great War Archive Project – Dr Chris Thornton

1.30pm - Essex Nurse on the Front Line: Sister Kate Luard’s letters home - Tim Luard

2.00pm - Refreshment break

2.30pm - Vanquished Huns and Blithering Bolshies: reverberations of the Great War in Essex, 1918-1921 - Paul Rusiecki, author of The Impact of Catastrophe: The people of Essex and the First World War (1914-1920)

3.00pm - More than names: researching Chelmsford’s war dead - Andy Begent, author of www.chelmsfordwarmemorial.co.uk

3.30pm - Close

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