A showing of the film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ has been organised by Ruddington Local History Society, supported by Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum, to raise much-needed funds for Ruddington Village Museum. The showing will take place on Wednesday 5th April at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Rooms.
Part propaganda, part documentary, the Somme film was launched in August 1916 and seen by over 20 million people in the six weeks following its release. The film’s graphic depiction of life in the trenches during World War 1 is both poignant and thought provoking.
Now you can experience a Cinematographic Exhibition at Ruddington’s Kinema, which will be decorated with propaganda posters, 1916 adverts and patriotic bunting. During the film, members of Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum will talk about the battle and life in the trenches, the experience of conscientious objectors and the Home Front in Nottinghamshire.
Tickets £2.50 including interval refreshments are available from Ruddington Village Museum on Thursdays between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. Or, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 914 6645 (answerphone).