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This special exhibition showcases work by students and ex-students from Middlesex University’s illustration department, who will use the medium of graphic novels to bring the stories of the home front to life. Research into local police records of the period has uncovered some fascinating, humorous and challenging stories illustrating life at home for ordinary people and the police, as well as soldiers back from the trenches. Special school visits are available by appointment – please contact the museum: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01279 651746 Copies of the accompanying Graphic Novel : ‘On the Beat during the Great War’ are available for sale from Rhodes. Main image copyright Daniel Duncan
Children's summer holiday workshop A children’s workshop to celebrate our centenary WWI exhibition this July, our graphic novel workshop will draw inspiration from the exhibition displays to encourage children to create their own graphic novel story which they can take home. This workshop is part of the Big Draw National campaign for drawing. Tickets: £3.50 per child
A major concern at the start of WW1 was the enemy among us, spies were imagined everywhere - come along and find out about some of the stories from Hertfordshire and their outcomes. This talk is part of the museum’s ‘On the Beat; Crime on the home front project’. For more information visit our project Facebook page 'On The Beat Stories From 1914-1918' or have a look at our project website: www.hertspastpolicing.org.uk Tickets: £3.50
Speaker: Dr Sarah Turner If you missed it last time, it’s back! So book now for this popular talk. Can you believe that in the 19th century there were over 50 pubs and beer houses in Bishop’s Stortford? Museum Curator Sarah Turner will provide you with an amazing insight into the history of some of the pubs and beer houses and the brewing and malting industry of the town. She will also regale you with some salacious stories about the landlords and their clientele! For example, did you know that ‘The Saracen’s Head’, now a delightful teashop, once had a brothel upstairs? This lecture will be held in the Rhodes Theatre Lounge, which has a licensed bar, so you can continue the historic tradition of the Stortfordian drinker! Tickets: £5
Speaker: James Nicolson This is the story of his uncle, also called James Nicholson, who was the only fighter pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the whole of WW2. His was for action at the height of the Battle of Britain and this story touches both the event itself and the politics around the award and the subsequent impact t had on him and his family. Tickets: £5.00
Speakers : Ruth Stratton and Dave Lee Ruth and Dave are back, with some exciting new stories and the results of their recent investigations at locations in and around Bishop’s Stortford. This is your chance to catch up with the latest ghostly goings on around the town to hear ghost hunter Dave Lee and authour or Haunted Hertfordshire Ruth Stratton talk all about ghosts. From the grey lady to the duelling cavelier, the spooks of Stortford are around every corner. We will be sure to keep the lights on and if you need to you can hunt for your own spirits in the bar too. Tickets: £6
Twisted Events Theatre Company and Thorngrove Primary School present stories from the beat. The school and theatre company have been working together to tell the story of a policeman’s beat in Bishop’s Stortford during WW1. The first half of this evening’s performance will be the result of this work, the second half, Twisted events interpretation of the story of a local Conscientious Objector. Tickets: £6 All Seats
In 1916 you could have been imprisoned for refusing to join the military – the men who stood on their consciences suffered terribly, but their stories provide a fascinating insight into the mood of the time and the bravery of those who went against it. This talk is part of the museum’s ‘On the Beat; Crime on the home front project’. For more information visit our project facebook page - On-The-Beat-Stories-From-1914-1918 or have a look at our project website www.hertspastpolicing.org.uk Tickets: £3.50
Speakers : Ruth Stratton and Dave Lee Enjoy a free glass of mulled wine whilst you enjoy the story of the fraudulent mediums. In the 19th and early 20th century there was a deep interest in mediumship and spiritualism. Some people took advantage of this. This is the story of some of the false mediums of the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the tricks they used and how they fooled thousands of people. Tickets: £5