Thursday, 27 March 2014

Trench Art with a twist

Today we did some trench art crafting and made two characters to do with the first world war. Our aim was to make some First World War characters  (above picture left), who will be travel bugs that will sit in our cache boxes and get taken by the public around Europe to important sites linked to the First World War.... but then as time wore on we went bananas and made some very creative pieces!

The cache creators were working hard in the back room and upstairs getting stuff finished before our busy next seven days that includes a preview of the new Warhorse exhibition at the Bovington Tank Museum, A walk with the Bishop of Sherborne on Tuesday then the Dorset History Center and finishing up next Thursday at the The Keep Military Museum of Devon and Dorset to check our research and story interpretation. So some sensible work did get done!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Here are the events for this month and what's going on ! 

War Horse Exhibition Special WiTS Sneek Preview Bovington Tank Museum Saturday 29th March 2014 meet at Routes time to be confirmed followed   by WiTS walk.

Walk with the current Bishop of Sherborne 1st April 10.30 car park of Maiden Castle and bring picnic finish 3:30 pm

Meet the expert - Dorset History Centre Anglo-Saxons briefing and archives tour, 1st April, 4 pm -6 pm 
meet there at 3:50 pm Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RP

WiTS workshop at Military Keep Museum checking the cache cards Thursday 3rd April 10 am – 1 pm

2 x Dorset County Museum St Aldhelm Workshop 8th or 9th April plus one in May (Dates to be confirmed)

Oral History Training delivered by the hub team to Care Home South activity coordinators and care staff 1st May 10:30  am 12:30 (date to be confirmed.)

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Today we had a visit from Brian Bates an author of a book we are using extracts from for our research and he kindly gave us some material to use on our cards in our geocaches. we also found a link to a clip about the German Prisoner of war camp in Dorchester.

Jack and Ray holding a copy of Portait Of An Era A history of Britain 1900 - 1945.

Brian Bates book on war history in Dorchester which he kindly let us use extracts from.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Rosie recommends this Horrible history book on the First World War. "Some bits are quite funny & naughty" By frightful first World War splats hats & lofts of RATS!!!!