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War at home event in town

Aerial photographs of Blackpool's Bloomfield Road stadium, Blackpool Tower and North and Central Piers

Aerial photographs of Blackpool's Bloomfield Road stadium, Blackpool Tower and North and Central Piers

Activities for all the 
family are being promised at the BBC World War One At Home Live Event which will take place on the 
seafront at Blackpool on Tuesday, June 24.

The special event will reflect the dramatic 
impact the war had on families and communities across the North West and help visitors to explore their own relatives’ links to the war.

BBC World War One At Home Live is being billed as a family-friendly event which includes hands-on activities, performances and interactive sessions designed to appeal to everyone.

The events are intended to bring to life the World War One At Home stories that listeners would have heard on their BBC local radio stations across the country this year.

Visitors will be able to make their own ID permits, have a go at being a war 
reporter and meet experts from Imperial War Museums to search their families’ connections to the First World War.

They will hear interviews with BBC personalities and local experts and explore hands on activities in The Pals Tent.

Visitors will also be able to meet the team from BBC Radio Lancashire as they broadcast the event live from the site.

BBC Radio Lancashire managing editor, John Clayton, said: “What better place could there be to explore the world-changing events of 100 years ago than on the Golden Mile beneath the iconic Blackpool Tower in the middle of Armed Forces week?

“We’ve already heard some remarkable stories about Lancashire’s involvement in the war and the Live Event promises to reveal even more.”

All activities are free of charge.

Visit www.bbc.co.uk/ww1 for further details on the event and how to get involved.

World War One At Home is an ambitious project by BBC English Regions which this year is featuring 1,400 stories on BBC Local Radio and online about life on the Home Front.

 

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