THE STORY of the Leicestershire Regiment and the First World War battle for Bazentin Wood provides the theme for a talk at Newarke Houses Museum on Sunday (22 January).
Author and historian Robin Jenkins will tell the story of the bitter battle on 14 July 1916 in the words of those who were there, including soldiers from the Service Battalions of the Leicestershire Regiment.
‘The Tigers’ Bloodiest Day’ takes place at 2pm on Sunday 22 January. Tickets for the hour-long talk cost £5 and can be booked by calling Newarke Houses Museum – Leicester’s regimental museum – on 0116 225 4980. Tickets can also be booked online.
Also coming up at Newarke Houses is an opportunity for metal detectorists and budding archaeologists to have their finds looked at by a local expert.
The museum’s Finds Liaison Officer will be happy to provide more information – free of charge – about metal, stone or ceramic objects discovered by local enthusiasts.
Leicester’s Archaeological Finds Day takes place on Thursday 16 February. Drop in any time between 10am and 2pm – admission is free.
More information about what’s on at Newarke Houses Museum this winter – including a programme of events inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition, which opened on Saturday (14 January) – is available at leicestermuseums.org/newarke-houses
Newarke Houses Museum can be found on The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY and is open every day. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sundays.
Picture caption: Members of the Leicestershire Regiment near Contalmaison on the Somme: July 1916