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Events: What’s on?

If you are interested in meeting us and finding out more about the project, just scroll down for dates and locations of our 2018 London Roadshows. We will keep adding more so do keep checking in to see what's happening. The events are free and everyone is welcome to come and hear about the many ways in which you can get involved.

Also, scroll down for details of a special We Were There Too  trip to the Battlefields of the Somme and Arras in Spring 2018. 

If you would like more information about this project, the website, the trip, or any of the events detailed below please email: contactus@jewsfww.london 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Roadshow
    Sun 25 Feb
    We Were There Too
    Finchley Roadshow
    2:30pm-4:30pm
    Finchley United Synagogue
    Kinloss Gardens
    London N3 3DU
    Free Entry
    with complimentary tea and cake
    Suitable for 10+

    If you had a Jewish family member living in London 1914-1918, or are interested in learning more about a Heritage Lottery Fund project to find and preserve stories of London Jews in the First World War, please join us at Finchley United Synagogue on Sunday 25th February, for an explanatory talk and the opportunity to chat to the team.

    We’d like to hear your family stories and find out if you have photographs, medals, letters or other memorabilia relating to the 1914-1918 period. We also welcome volunteers to help with research or to upload information onto the www.jewsfww.london website.

    To RSVP or for futher information email contactus@jewsfww.london or just come on the day.

    Everyone is welcome.

  • Trip to the Battlefields
    Sun 18 Mar - Wed 21 Mar
    SAVE THE DATE
    Trip to the Somme and Arras areas of the Western Front
    6:30am-6:30pm
    £570pp

    Responding to a number of requests for another trip to the Battlefields, we are now planning a 4-day visit to the Somme and Arras areas of the Western Front, in March 2018.

    Travelling down by the 1915 battlefield of Loos, the We Were There Too group will explore the First World War through the lives of those affected by it forever. With Project Historian, Paula Kitching, leading, we will examine the tragedy of the first day of the Battle of the Somme and its legacy, the Battle of Arras and changes in warfare technology.

    We will see the sites, museums, cemeteries and memorials which inspired some of the key poems of the period and we will reflect on the thousands of Jewish names that are carved on gravestones there; an eternal reminder that We Were There Too.

    The places we will visit include Pozieres, Thiepval, Lochnagar, Delville and Mametz Woods, the Arras Cemetery and Memorial, Vimy Ridge and the Ring of Remembrance at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

    Price: £570 per person, which includes coach, bed and breakfast hotel accommodation at the Holiday Inn in Arras and all museum entries. Meals are not included.

    For an itinerary, travel details, booking forms and all other enquiries please email trip administrator Sarah Gluckstein on slgluckstein@hotmail.com

     

     

     

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