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Taff Gillingham, ‘Remembrance and The Great War: A very British view’, Herts at War series

June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Herts at War has announced a new series of talks in conjunction with project partners at Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, St Christopher School and David’s Bookshop Letchworth.

As an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the experiences of Hertfordshire’s residents throughout the Great War, both in Hertfordshire and on the fighting Front, Herts at War have constructed a series of talks featuring top speakers from around the UK. These FREE talks are designed to provide interesting and enjoyable one-off events on the 2nd Thursday of each month throughout 2015.

With the spotlight firmly on the Great War in the first full year of the centenary of the conflict, the speakers will challenge preconceptions, share their immense knowledge and provide an enjoyable and challenging experience for both the amateur and expert alike.

Taff Gillingham is a military historian who has spent the past 20 years advising film, television and theatre productions with varying degrees of success!He has been collecting British and Commonwealth militaria since he was six years old and has built up a vast knowledge of the life of the British soldier in The Great War. He was a founder member of The Khaki Chums.

He is a co-director of Khaki Devil Limited; a company specialising in accurate uniforms, equipment, weapons and props for the film, television and theatre industry. The company owns a trench system which is used for filming productions such as the recent Sainsburys Christmas advert.

Taff is also a former Trustee of The Suffolk Regiment Museum, Chairman of The Friends of The Suffolk Regiment and Chairman of the Suffolk Branch of The Western Front Association. Taff’s talk on 11th June will be on Remembrance and The Great War.
The event is to be held at The Theatre, St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3JZ, arrival at 7pm with the talk commencing at 7.30.

This event is FREE and is the sixth of a series of talks planned by the Herts at War Project for 2015.

 

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Herts at War

Venue

The Theatre, St Christopher School,
Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City,
Herts,, SG6 3JZ United Kingdom
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