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White Lund Exploration Day - a special event at the Storey Institute and Lancaster City Museum



Date: Saturday 30 September 2017 Time: 10.30-16.30

Venue: The Auditorium, The Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
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At 3pm the event will move to Lancaster City Museum, Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HT. The Museum closes at 5pm so everyone will need to be off site by this time.

This special event complements the exhibition Boomtown - From Front Line to White Lund at Lancaster City Museum until 12 November. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Sir John Fisher Foundation, the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, the Trustees of the King's Own Regimental Museum and the Friends of Lancaster City Museum: their generosity has enabled a subsidised enrolment fee to be offered for this event.

10.30 - 11.15  Introduction  and overview – Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird (History Department, Lancaster University) and Steve Irwin (Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery)

11.15 – 11.45  Coffee/tea & biscuits (included in the booking fee)

11.45 - 12.15 ‘Shell shocked’: the effect of Total War on Morecambe and Lancaster - Simon Phillipson (Independent Scholar)

12.15 – 12.45 A Dangerous Life: coroner's inquests concerning White Lund, 1916-1918 - Chris Workman (Independent Scholar)

12.45 – 1.45 Lunch*

1.45-2.10 ‘BLASTED – a performance and film project to mark the centenary of the White Lund explosions’

2.10-3.00 Roundtable discussion on the role of the Fire Services, including Nigel Crompton, Simon Ryan, Bob Bonner

3.00 relocate to Lancaster City Museum – refreshments served on site (included in the booking fee)

3.30 – 4.30 exhibition visit and alternate activities – including Ask An Expert and artefact handling

4.30 p.m.         Close of event.

Fee for this event: £12 (fee includes coffee/tea & biscuits)

Lunch: an optional soup and sandwich lunch is bookable for this event at £7 per head. Please note that lunch bookings will close on Friday 22 September. The cafe bar on site will be offering a limited menu for anyone not pre-booking lunch, but please note that there may be a need to queue as it will also be open to the public. There is a wide variety of other food outlets within easy reach of the venue.

Parking: The nearest public car parking is at Dallas Road. For more information please visit the City Council's information page on car parks. If you have a mobility problem and would like to reserve a parking space close to the venue please contact us.

How to Book: please book for this event through the Online Store

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Who can attend: Anyone

Our events are extremely popular and many book up within the first few weeks. We strongly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. If you do have to cancel your booking please give us five full working days’ notice and we will happily arrange a refund. Please note that refunds can now only be made via electronic means.  Should you require a refund we will need a note of your account name, account number and sort-code.  Payments originally made by credit card can be reimbursed via the same card details.

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