This is Your Heritage
11/05/2014 10:30am - 11/05/2014 2:00pm
Bryngarw Country Park Brynmenyn g CF32 8UU
‘Step back 100 years for a fascinating glimpse into life during the First World War at a free ‘This is YOUR Heritage’ event on Sunday 11 May
Visitors to Bryngarw House and Country Park will be able to step back 100 years for a fascinating glimpse into life during the First World War at a free ‘This is YOUR Heritage’ event on Sunday 11 May between 10:30am and 2pm.
The lawn in front of Bryngarw House will be transformed into a trench with battle re-enactments, the local community arts bus will be showing First World War films and audio in a ‘pop-up cinema’, while families will also be invited to take a walk through the park’s woodland for a soldier survival skills demonstration.
In a further tribute to the war’s centenary, children will enjoy having the chance to make puppets in a workshop inspired by the ‘War Horse’ stage show.
The event has been organised by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Rural Development Programme ‘reach’, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Digital Bridgend Project.
The day will also feature guest speakers discussing topics such as the role of women during the First World War, Heritage Lottery Funding and Bridgend County Borough Council’s exciting Digital Bridgend project, which will use modern technology to let people download content such as videos and audio guides via their smartphones and tablets when they are visiting some of the county borough’s most historic sites.
Local historical and heritage groups will also be displaying their latest projects and exhibitions at the event which will delve into Bridgend County Borough’s past. Visitors to the event will be fascinated to find plenty of local historical information that has been collated by voluntary groups from Bridgend County Borough’s valleys, villages, towns and coast and visitors are encouraged to bring their own heritage photographs and memorabilia to the event if they would like to share it with the public.
Staff from the Local and Family History Centre at Ty’r Ardd will also be on hand to give visitors an exclusive preview of the centre’s indexes of the Glamorgan Gazette from the war years, before they are published in September.
For further information about the free ‘This is YOUR Heritage’ event at Bryngarw House and Country Park on Sunday 11 May between 10:30am and 2pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01656 815078 or visit www.bridgendsheritage.co.uk.Marking the WW1 centenary
Meet your local history and heritage societies, guest speakers, WW1 puppetry workshops, WW1 trench replica, soldier survival skills.
Bring and share your historic memorabilia.
This event is organised by Reach, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and Digital Bridgend