FREE event as part of Empire Soldiers - A South Asian Story

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Empire Soldiers project.  We have had two meetings of our fantastic volunteer group who have starting uncovering some of the stories of the South Asian Troops in WW1.

On Wednesday last week we hosted a fascinating talk by academic and author Dr Santanu Das. Then, on Friday we interviewed a lady whose Grandfather had served in the 32nd Lancers in the Great War. This project is uncovering a wealth of incredible stories already.

This Thursday, 1st March, we will be hosting our second talk of the project. Leicester-born historian Gurinder Singh Mann from the Sikh Museum Initiative will be giving a free one hour talk about the experience of Sikh Soldiers in the Great War.  This talk will have a particular focus on how the soldiers were recruited, and what happened to them when the war ended.

The talk will take place on:

Thursday 1st March at 1.30pm

at

Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY. 

It will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a Q&A with Gurinder Singh Mann.

The event is free to attend but places are limited. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2BMhkmC

We will be holding some more free public events as part of this project soon.  Keep an eye on our news pages, facebook and twitter for more updates.

This project has been made possible by the support of the National Lottery Players and the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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Charlotte Angharad