Sunday, August 31, 2014

Theale Remembers: Centenary WW1 Village Fete & Exhibition

We are really excited to be part of this, it was a bit of a challenge to find music, but come along and hear us play Elgar, Holst, Strauss and Sullivan, and a great arrangement of Music Hall Songs from the period by our Bari Sax player , Kath Harding. 

On Saturday 13th September 2014 Theale Parish Council will be holding a 1914-18 Village Fete & Exhibition on the Recreation Ground in Englefield Road as part of its commemoration of the Centenary of World War I.

The Exhibition will show Theale as it was 100 years ago and visitors will be able to see how much the buildings and people’s way of life have changed since the Great War. There will be displays on the stories behind the names on Theale War Memorial, Thames Valley Police Museum will be exhibiting artifacts from the period and Theale Library staff will be on hand to give advice on tracing your ancestors.

The Fete will give visitors a taste of village social life during this period with attractions from 100 years ago such as Bowling for a Pig, Punch & Judy show, a traditional Beer Tent as well as a Temperance Tent, an Exhibition Cricket Match, Morris Dancing and much more. Refreshments will be available in the old fashioned Tea Room and Beenham Wind Orchestra will be playing music of the period whilst history  re-enactors in uniform mingle with the crowd.

Location : Recreation Ground, Englefield Road, Theale.

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