Billericay Peace Day Celebrations 1919
Our annual World War One exhibition takes place on the 6th July 2019. Here’s what we have on:
THE CATER MUSEUM – from 11:00 to 17:00
Learn about the people who served during the Great War as you make your way around the museum. In our beautiful garden, one of only two remaining on the High Street see a display of military archaeology from the 10th Essex Living History Group and find out about the history of Billericay’s War Memorial; its dedication in 1921 and the people involved.
THE READING ROOMS – from 11:00 to 17:00
The Essex Branch of the Western Front Association present “Returning Soldiers: their experiences in and after the Great War” which will show how life changed for them, their families and society in the immediate aftermath of the conflict.
There will also be a display of military memorabilia from the 10th Essex Living History Group (with live reenactments), a time line of model aircraft illustrating how their design evolved during the Great War – possibly the last time to see Ken Wisdom’s amazing models in Billericay.
Both the Essex Branch of the Western Front Association and the 10th Essex Living History Groups will be more than happy to answer your questions and to share their knowledge.
GUIDED WALKS – at 10:00 and 14:00
On this walk which covers the length of the High Street you’ll learn about the people from Billericay who served during the Great War and where they lived. Some homes are long gone as the High Street has developed – but others are still standing today. A fascinating insight into the history of Billericay during this tumultuous period. This walk will last approximately 2 hours. Meet at Billericay War Memorial. ** FREE **