Talk: Mike Cooper - More than Bully Beef and Jam in the Great War
Friday 22 February, 10.30am to 12noon
The idea of food in World War One usually conjures up ideas of bully beef and biscuits, with plum and apple jam. However, food turned into a vital factor in determining how the War was fought and how it was lost. This talk looks at the soldier’s rations, food at home in Britain, and the role of food in economic warfare.
£5 charge. To book a place please call (0118) 978 1368.
Talk: Joyce Meader - Knitted Comforts from the Crimea to the modern day
Wednesday 27 February, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Joyce Meader will be talking about the history of military knitting. She is a charismatic speaker and expert on the history of military knitting from the Crimean War to the present day. Joyce has patterns dating from the 1800s, collectables and garments from all these conflicts. She has knitted garments from many of the patterns, which have featured on film and TV. £5 charge. To book a place please call the library on (0118) 978 1368.