The Great British Story


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The Great British Story

  1. 1. Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley 23 June 2012, 10am – 4pmDiscover YOUR place in history at The Great British Story event. Apply for free tickets by visiting or by calling 03709 011227
  2. 2. The Great British Story:Hall Place & GardensBourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1PQSaturday 23 June 2012, 10am – 4pmFree BBC local history event set inhistoric Hall Place, a Tudor countryhouse with a wartime secret· Listen to historian, broadcaster and writer · Learn how to become a house detective as Michael Wood as he discusses The Great British archivists from Bexley help you to discover the Story – the series he is presenting for BBC Two. history of your home using local archive sources Please note places will be limited · Discover the archaeological treasures that· Track down your ancestors and discover your unearth Bexley’s hidden landscape. If you’ve dug family story with help and advice from family up something interesting bring it along and get history experts an expert’s verdict on what you’ve found· Talk to genealogists and find out if the meaning · Explore the history of Bexley through local of your surname could reveal your family origins heroes, landmarks, working lives and industrial heritage. Historians will use photos, films and· Get hands on with treasures from the Museum artefacts to bring the past to life of London and learn how experts conserve and protect historical artefacts · Plus a full programme of talks will run throughout the day· Find out how clues in old photographs can help you to date them. If you’ve inherited a family photo and would like to know more, bring it along and show it to our photo dating expertThe event is open to ticket holdersonly. Apply for free tickets by by calling 03709 011227Please note all activities are subject to change
  3. 3. In a new series for BBC Two, presented With support fromby Michael Wood (below), The Great BritishStory looks at history through the eyes of Bexley Archeology Groupordinary people. Rulers and royals, lords Bexley Heritage Trustand ladies have all had their say down the Bexley Historical Societycenturies, but what were the last 1,600 Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centreyears like for everyday Britons? Many of their Crayford Manor House Historical Society Crayford Town Archivestories have been lost in time but, with the Crossness Engines Trusthelp of our experts, The Great British Story Eastside Community Heritagehas reclaimed voices from the past. Friends of Red HouseNow it’s your chance to get involved! Heritage Lottery FundCome along to our BBC and partner-led events Lamorbey & Sidcup Local History Societyand discover YOUR place in history. Look out for Museum of LondonThe Great British Story all over the UK in spring/ North West Kent Family History Societysummer 2012 and learn how to delve into your Society of Genealogistspast. Find out more about surnames, hidden The National Archiveslandscapes, oral history, artefacts and memorabilia West Kent Detector Cluband local history.Spend a day in some of Britain’s top historiclocations and have your questions answered.Every event is different - you might uncover thestory behind an object you’ve dug up in the gardenor even start to piece together the story of yourancestors. It’s all waiting to be explored.For more information go to The Great British Storywebsite from May, more details about BBC and partner-ledThe Great British Story events, please see theThings To Do website from early May 2012. Go and follow the simple stepsto find more history events near you. Please notethat not all events and activities are organised orrun by the BBC.