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Great British Story BBC Event at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

They took information about the Museum, and the Regiment both past and present, as well as a reproduction World War I uniform, which attracted quite a bit of attention, with people trying it on and wondering how soldiers managed to wear such rough material all day.
Each member of the team has different skills and areas of expertise, so that they complimented each other.
One visitor asked a completely new question about the 51st Battalion, which fortunately Harry knew the answer!
Sheila, our Family History Research expert, gave advice about tracing family trees, and Alan, our Regimental History expert, gave valuable information to people whose relatives had served worldwide with the Regiment.

A couple of quiet periods gave them the chance to look around and see what the other stalls had to offer.
The variety was quite astounding, from reproduction handmade medieval floor tiles and Archaeology societies to demonstrations of wartime menus and cookery.
There were even demonstrations of how to make a rug out of a Hessian sack and bits of old rag, that reminded Harry of his childhood!
They were also entertained by Morris Dancers and Clog Dancers, the latter being extremely energetic.
Throughout the day they enjoyed listening to live music from various local bands.
The whole event was a great success and I think even surpassed the expectations of the organisers - on a normal Saturday the Herbert has 400 to 600 visitors, but that day it had about 1,960!

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