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Date: 01/07/2017
Title: 'From Women in Service to Servicewomen'
Venue: Burnby Hall, Pocklington, Nr. York YO42 2QF



'From Women in Service to Servicewomen'

Recollections of World War I


This is our homage to the anniversary of the First World War, for which we have enlisted the help of Wendy Taylor, a local enthusiast and speaker on such matters. Weather permitting, we also hope to celebrate the summer season with a bring-your-own Picnic lunch to this wonderful part of Yorkshire. The privately-owned Burnby Hall itself has wonderful gardens, (open until 5.30pm), which house the National Collection of Water-Lilies - well worth a visit following our meeting, (but requiring an extra entry-fee of £4.10 on the day). If you are averse to preparing/carrying a picnic, local caterers can provide a simple picnic lunch at £5.00 a head  If you wish to ake up this offer, orders for this must be made and paid for at the same time as booking for the meetimg.


Wendy Taylor is a former primary school teacher, and current Advisor for the North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership. She delivers themed WW1 & 2 workshops and presentations to all age groups, this time describing family events. Her Grandmother, ‘left domestic service in 1918 to join the exciting new Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp,(WAAC). The events of WW1 changed her life and thousands of young women forever, as they unwittingly paved the way for the lives women are able to lead today’. Her replica uniform ‘represents a significant change for women as fashion adapted to meet new roles in wartime’. Wendy will also bring original artefacts, replicas, books, magazines and posters for us to see.


After lunch, we can look forward to viewing the work of Degree students from Scarborough’s School of Arts for their course: Historical and Performance Costumes for Stage & Screen. As ever, we look forward to seeing you!


PROGRAMME: 10.30 am: Coffee/Tea on arrival

11.00 am: Introduction by Pocklington’s Town Crier

11.10 am: 1917 W.A.A.C. Costume and Life’ Wendy Taylor

12.40 pm: Bring-your-own Picnic Lunch, (indoors if wet!)

2.00 pm: Scarborough Costume Degree Students Presentations


To look at what the adjacent Burnby Hall has to offer.  Click on the following link: 

  Cost to Members: £ 12.00
  Cost to Non-Members and Guests: £ 15.00
  Cost of Lunch: (if applicable) £ 5.00
  Online Bookings By: 28/06/2017
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