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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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First World War Armistice Day

Yate Heritage Centre stages a fitting Armistice day with a host of First World War demonstrators, activities, games, stalls, exhibitions and entertainment from the time.  Visitors will be able to meet demonstrators on St Mary's Green by the Heritage Centre representing both British and German military warfare, local WWI industry, a WWI ambulance, and retail life during WWI. there will be a special Armistice and Aftermath  exhibition inside the Heritage Centre. There will be history stalls in St Mary's church and entertainment in St Mary's church and Yate Heritage Centre throughout the day.

Yate Heritage Centre  - First World War storytelling 12.30, 1.45pm and 3pm.

St Mary's Church : - 12am WWI afternoon choir (WWI medley), 12.45 Golden Tones (RBL Women, WWI Medley), 1.30pm Thornbury Brass Band (Edwardian and WWI Medley), 2.15pm Golden Tones and 3pm Thornbury Brass Band. 

This will be the start of a series of events running up to the Armistice on Sunday 11th of November.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and South Glos and Yate Town Councils.

Saturday, November 03, 2018 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tommy Atkins and the Canary Girl

Renowned theatre company Spaniel in the Works present their Tommy Atkins and the Canary girl, a play on the history of one Gloucestershire family during the First World War. The performance takes place at St Nicholas Family Centre and Church, Yate. Suitable for families and people upwards of 10 years old. Free admission with donations going to the Royal British Legion. Refreshments available. Tickets available from Yate & District Heritage Centre.    

Friday, November 09, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Music Hall Extravaganza

As part of the Centenary of the end of the First World War, Same Same theatre's Bertrand Xavier and Ruby Moodwarmer present a wonderful matinee of early 20th century music hall entertainment similar to that experienced by those living during the Great War. There will be numerous jokes, singing and dance to delight people of all ages. The performance takes place at the Armadillo, Yate. Tickets from Yate Heritage Centre. Free admission with donations going to the Royal British Legion. Refreshments available in the half time break.  

Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Yate Lecture Series - WWI and Chepstow Shipyards

Naylor Firth charts the history of the Chepstow shipyards and how they were affected by the Great war. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by Friends of YHC. Booking essential.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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