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The week commencing 4thAugust will see the following events in Southend Libraries as part of Mythical Maze, the Libraries Summer Reading Challenge Tuesday 5th August   11am – 12pm Marko Sparko Magic Workshop at Friars Library.  Learn tricks and the basic art of magic with Marko, lots to learn and lots of fun AGE 7+. (£1 and booking through Friars Library required – Tel: 01702 294876) Wednesday ...
Events @ The Forum Southend-on-Sea
Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming - Zeppelins Over Essex

As a Curator at the National Army Museum, Robert’s illustrated talk will explore the nature, impact and legacy of the German strategic bombing campaign of English targets during the Great War, with specific reference to the Zeppelin raids on Essex and Southend-on-Sea.

Wednesday
20
Aug

Tickets: £5 (includes booking fee)


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Lucinda Gosling

Lucinda Gosling - Dogs of War

Lucinda Gosling works at the historical specialist, Mary Evans Picture Library and has written widely on early 20th century Britain with a particular emphasis on the First World War.

Wednesday
3
Sept

Tickets: £5 (includes booking fee)


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Paul Rusiecki

Paul Rusiecki - Commemorating Sacrifice: the War Memorial Movement in Essex

In his talk, Paul Rusiecki focuses briefly on the early history of war memorials (pre-First World War) and why and how the movement developed during the war.

Saturday
20
Sept

Tickets: £5 (includes booking fee)


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Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon - Southend Women on the Great War Home Front

Dee Gordon, author of ‘Southend at War’ explores the vital role local women played in the Great War, especially at a time when they were still struggling to have a vote, let alone be accepted on the same performance and pay levels as their male counterparts.

Monday
29
Sept

Tickets: £5 (includes booking fee)


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Essex Record Office

Essex Record Office, Essex Society for Family History and Southend Libraries

A chance to seek advice from expert staff from the Essex Record Office on how to trace the stories of your First World War ancestors, or the names on your local war memorial.

Thursday
16
Oct

Tickets: Free entry, just drop in.


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Hands on History Event for Families

Hands on History Event for Families

As part of Southend Children’s Book Festival, why not take part in our Great War History quiz with local author Judith Williams.

Tuesday
28
Oct

Tickets: Free. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of events.


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