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Sunday, 29 September 2013

North West Kent Family History Society - flickr. Knole House Winter Lectures. WWI Soldiers Wills

North West Kent Family History Society - flickr

NWKFHS is now on flickr. As a start to the build up of the anniversary of the start of  WWI there are photographs of many aspects of the war. There are six sets consisting of some 130 photographs: Women and WWI, Civilians in WWI, WWI Entertainment, Cinema, Music, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Military WWI, How WWI was portrayed in Children's Comics and as Cartoons in Magazines.

The photographs are on subjects from all over the Country, it is hoped to have a set on Kent in WWI soon. NWKFHS flickr
Knole House, Sevenoaks, Kent, Winter Lectures:

Knole House is hosting a series of winter lectures in the property’s Great Hall. 

Lady Anne Clifford: was she Cleopatra?
Saturday 9 November 2013, 5-7pm
Find out whether one of the extraordinary mistresses of Knole, Lady Anne, played the part of Cleopatra in this discussion and recreation of a 400-year-old play in the Great Hall, where it was once performed.

Lord Sackville’s Christmas Lecture
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 11:30-2pm
£35.00 including 2-course buffet lunch
Lord Sackville delivers his annual Christmas lecture; ‘Living at Knole’.

Normal for Knole: our unbelievable architecture
Tuesday 10 December 2013, 11:00-12:30pm
Archaeologist Nathalie Cohen reveals why all the 'unusual, baffling, uncommon and singular things' about Knole - the wonky roofs, voids, hidden stairs and a timber structure that defies the laws of physics by staying up' are all normal - at least for Knole.

The writing on the walls of Knole
Thursday 12 December 2013, 11am-12:30pm
Archaeologist Matt Champion discusses hundreds of years of graffiti at Knole. Why did people write and draw on the walls? What does it tell us about life in a great house?

You need to book in advance. Further details can be found at National Trust Knole House

WWI Soldiers Wills:

Some 230,000 wills of soldiers who died on the front are available on line. They are part of huge on line archive is also a part project which aims to make all war wills from the Boer War to the Falklands publicly available. It is free to search but you will have to pay for copies of a wills. The charge is £6, which seems high for a copy of a Will. Find A Will 

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