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- Starts: 12/10/2019 10:00 am
- Ends: 12/10/2019 3:00 pm
Day class at The D-Day Story Portsmouth.
In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.
Cost £60, including lunch and refreshments. Tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
Come and see the famous Enigma machine that the Germans used to put secret messages in code, a special visitor to the museum from Bletchley Park. The Allies managed to crack the codes, which helped win the war.
Discover how to make homemade 1940s make up using everyday ingredients and try them out in this practical workshop. Expert Cathy Guilder will take you through how wartime women created make up, face creams and other cosmetics that you can recreate at home. Vintage and eco-friendly, what’s not to love?
Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?