We had a great start to our World War I Event on Monday with a presentation on ‘Derbyshire Yeomanry Go to War’ and World War I songs played on original gramophones.
Tuesday 14th July, there’s a presentation on ‘Derby at War’ in the Learning Centre at 11.00 am.
Looking ahead to Wednesday 15th July, the very popular Horse Tram, pulled by Joseph, will be in operation between 11.00am and 1.00pm and then from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
The World War I songs will be played again on some of the beautiful, original gramophones in the Workshop Gallery, and if you fancy a sing-a-long, head to the marquee next to the Bandstand for ‘Old Music Hall: Tommies Tunes’.
Thursday 16th July, sees the first day that the London Battle Bus will be here offering 3 – 4 runs per day to the Bandstand from the Assembly Rooms.
There are book signings and talks by Douglas Smith MBE at 11.30am and 2.30pm and a sing along in the marquee at 12pm and 2.45pm.
Friday 17th July, there’s another chance to catch the ‘Derby at War’ presentation at 11.00am in the Learning Centre and more Tommies Tunes in the marquee at 12pm and 2.45pm.
A packed programme for Saturday and Sunday will complete the week.