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BBC WW1 event links up with Wolverhampton Show

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

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A FLAGSHIP BBC event to mark World War One is linking up with The Wolverhampton & Black Country Show promising an unforgettable family day out later this summer.

Wolverhampton has been selected as one of eight areas in the country to host the free BBC World War One at Home tour as part of its series of major public events.

The family-friendly event will include the chance to meet BBC stars, hands-on activities, performances and interactive sessions designed to appeal to all ages.

Visitors can go along to The Briefing Room for interviews and presentations hosted by BBC stars including actor Larry Lamb. They can volunteer to be put through their paces on an outdoor Parade Ground and, at a number of events, make their own World War One At Home ID Permit to take away in The Recruitment Office.

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

The event will be staged in a separate area alongside the hugely popular Wolverhampton & Black Country Show in West Park on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13.

Mark Blackstock, Wolverhampton Civic Halls manager, said: "We were delighted that the BBC approached us about using West Park and the Wolverhampton & Black Country Show to link in with their flagship World War One at Home tour. It's a real coup for us."

Entrance to the Wolverhampton & Black Country Show is £3 for adults and £2 for children aged between two and 16. Visitors to the show will get wristbands giving them access between both the show and the BBC World War One at Home tour, which on its own is free.

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