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Play, Tue 2 Oct 2018, free entry

King's Lynn Town Hall

King's Lynn Town Hall

Address

Saturday Market Place,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE30 5DQ

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In 1914 for most people the only way to communicate with absent friends was by letter or telegram. The post office enabled this to happen across an Empire.

As the Great War began post office workers flocked to enlist. They formed their own battalions, The Post Office Rifles, they trained and were shipped over seas into the maelstrom of ‘the Front’. In the stalemate of trench warfare letters to and from home were a vital ingredient in maintaining moral. But with the men off fighting and its workload growing day-to-day how would the post office cope?

‘Letters Home’ tells the extraordinary story of what happened – ‘men to the trenches, women to the benches’ – how women played a vital role in keeping the post moving and the largest wooden structure in Europe was built in Regents Park to make sure that letters, bearing good news and bad, got to their destination. Using original letters and eyewitness accounts ‘Letters Home’ commemorates a day-to-day story of ordinary heroism.

All Autumn Talks are free of charge and are at King’s Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ

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Dates Times
Tue 2 Oct 2018 18:30 to 19:30

Prices

Free entry

Directions

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Map reference: TF 617198  Lat: 52.75218 Long: 0.39445

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