January 2015

The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin
24th January 2015 from 1.00pm


Film was in its infancy when the Great War broke out - however it too played its part in the war effort, recording and documenting the events of the conflict, relaying news back to those on the home front and keeping the population at home informed, as well as entertained.

Running over the next few months at the Ulster Museum, a season of films and talks will explore how the events and the legacy of the Great War have been depicted on film.

TALK: Sat 24 Jan, 1pm - The First World War Diaries of Emma Duffin

This talk by Trevor Parkhill discusses Emma Duffin who was a young Belfast book illustrator who served as a VAD nurse, first in Egypt and then, from May 1916, in Le Harve. One of the distinguishing features, on top of her commitment and the fact that she was from Belfast (and saw herself as 'Irish', though she herself had been educated in England, at Cheltenham Ladies' College) was that she could speak fluent German and, as the wounded German began to pile up she was able to communicate with them as they lay at death's door.


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WW1 AND YOU - Objects, Memories, Resources
22nd January 2015 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)2015-01-22 # WW1 and YOU Objects and Memories (Belfast Central Library) - Programme‌‌

LibrariesNI at Belfast Central Library 
and Living Legacies 1914-1918.


Objects, Memories, Resources

Libraries NI and Living Legacies 1914-18 invite you to explore the lives of your WW1 ancestors, and help to record and preserve their stories and memorabilia for the future. As part of an afternoon of talks and discussion on how the war affected everyday lives, the research team from the Centre will be on hand to give free information and advice on your WWI family heirlooms and memorabilia in personal collections. Free information and advice for budding family researchers from experts in family history.

So please do come and bring your WW1 objects and artefacts (photographs, letters, diaries etc.) to this event at Belfast Central Library.

Scanning and recording of memorabilia and stories throughout the day.

Thursday 22nd January 2015 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Please click the poster for further details

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Exhibition: War Years Remembered - bringing history alive
19th January to 25th January 2015

belfast city council logo‌East Entrance, Belfast City Hall

The War Years Remembered exhibition seeks to bring history alive for all generations, giving both young and old a greater understanding of life during World War I, both on the battlefield and the homefront.

It has a fantastic collection of artefacts and memorabilia which will be of interest to everyone.

This exhibition can be viewed during City Hall opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed


Further details :- http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/events/

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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum
4th January - 16th January 2014

Libraries NIRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum 

“The regiment in the 1st world war”. 

Venue :- Enniskillen Library

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