Tales of enemy attacks, life in the trenches and thoughts of home, all feature as part of the Archives Aloud: Voices from the Front event being held at South Normanton Library on Wednesday 12th November 2014 between 2pm-3.30pm.
This read aloud session features original letters, diaries and poems written by those serving on the front line during the First World War, taken from record office collections. Join us in reading aloud or simply listen to these first-hand accounts from soldiers, field ambulance operatives and prisoners of war; those who survived and those who never returned home. Often cheerful sometimes melancholy but always moving, these documents provide a glimpse into life on the front line and into the lives of those loved ones left at home.
Choose a letter or diary entry to read aloud or bring along your own family papers and share your story. This is a free event but space is limited and booking is essential. To book a place please contact South Normanton Library on 01629 535000.