Specialist Talks- the First World War

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War and our new exhibition, Spence-The Art of War, we are hosting a series of free specialist talks.

Advanced booking is required. Reserve your place by telephoning 01642 527375 or visit the museum Welcome Desk.



Spence and the Journey of the 5th Durham Light Infantry
Presented by Christopher Young, Collections Assistant, Preston Park Museum

Thursday 22 September
7-8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) 

Discover more about Colonel Spence, his family life, interests and career. The talk will also cover the journey of the 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, their battles, life at rest and profiles on these brave men, most of who originated from the Stockton and surrounding area.

The North Eastern Railway in WWI
Presented by Rob Langham

Thursday 8 September
7-8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) Rob Langham iamge for web

Discover the important role that the railways played during World War 1 with Rob Langham.

A Taste of the Times- The First World War
Presented by Jan and Richard Crouch

Thursday 15 September

Food historians Jan and Richard Crouch will guide you through food and cooking at The Front and at home during the period 1914-1918.

The Women who went to War- A Great Adventure
Presented by Alan Cummings

Thursday 29 September
7-8pm (doors open at 6.30pm) The Women Who went to war1

‘Go home and sit still, woman’ was what an Army General told one woman doctor at the beginning of World War I. Discover the part that women doctors, nurses and volunteers played in providing medical assistance during the 1914-1918 conflict.