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Larry Lamb and BBC World War I tour to visit Rhyl Air Show

Published date: 17 August 2014 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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EASTENDERS actor Larry Lamb and One Show presenter Lucy Seigle will appear at the BBC World War One At Home Tour when it heads to The Rhyl Air Show at the end of this month.

Larry Lamb will host the Briefing Room, on Saturday, with Lucy Siegle taking up the reins on the Sunday. They will be presenting a series of talks with expert contributors covering a whole host of World War One topics.

The event will offer the opportunity to reflect on the dramatic impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives’ links to the war with Imperial War Museums' 'Lives of the First World War' activity.

Visitors can volunteer to be put through their paces on an outdoor Parade Ground and children can take on Harriet's Spy Quest as they try to solve a series of clues around the site, an activity inspired by CBBC drama Harriet's Army.

People can also learn how medicine and communications were transformed during the war, including demonstrations of how carrier pigeons were an invaluable resource for sending messages.

They can try using Morse code, Semaphore, Field Telephones and radio equipment with the help of The Royal Signals Museum. The Royal College of Pathologists will show how developments in science helped to save the lives of injured soldiers, whilst the Cavell Nurses’ Trust will demonstrate the role of World War One nurses.

As well, the National Federation of the Women’s Institute, Wales, will show visitors the vital role played by women during the war, allowing visitors to cook recipes in a haybox cooker, turning cream into butter and making remedies for ailments using foraged ingredients.

Rhyl’s free Air Show will take place on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. For more information on Rhyl Air Show go to www.rhylairshow.co.uk.

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