On the road with BBC World War One At Home

6490964-LarryLambFrom this week to September, Lives of the First World War is on the road with BBC World War One at Home!

Touring the UK with the BBC

We’re taking part in the BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour, visiting locations across the UK from May-September 2014.

Visit our stall and find out more about your First World War relatives, or anyone else you’re researching.

Learn more about how Lives of the First World War can be used to uncover and share the stories of the 8 million people who contributed – and how you can help create their permanent digital memorial.

BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour dates

Entry to many of the events is free. Flagship BBC World War One At Home Events are marked *.

May 31: Norwich, The Forum, BBC Radio Norfolk
June 14-15: Liverpool, Mersey River Festival, BBC Radio Merseyside
June 21: Stoke on Trent, Kings Hall BBC Radio Stoke Family History Day
June 24: Blackpool, Armed Forces Week, BBC Radio Lancashire
June 28: Woolwich Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day, BBC London 94.9 *
July 5-6: Colchester, Colchester Military Tournament, BBC Essex
July 8-10: Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Show, BBC Radio York/BBC Radio Leeds/BBC Radio Sheffield
July 12-13: Wolverhampton, The Wolverhampton & Black Country Show, BBC WM 95.6 *
July 19: Hull, Queen Victoria Square BBC Radio Humberside
July 22: Skegness, BBC Radio Lincolnshire
July 26-27: The Sunderland International Airshow, BBC Newcastle *
August 1-2: Dundee, City Square, BBC Scotland *
August 4: Folkestone Step Short, BBC Radio Kent Road of Remembrance
August 8-10: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, BBC Radio Bristol *
August 14: Okehampton, Okehampton Show, BBC Radio Devon
August 16-17: Eastbourne International Air Show, BBC Sussex
August 20: Weymouth Carnival, BBC Radio Solent
August 23-24: Leicester City Festival, BBC Radio Leicester
August 30-31: Rhyl, Wales Rhyl Airshow, BBC Wales *
September 6-7: Portrush, Co. Antrim. Air Waves Portrush, BBC Northern Ireland *
September 10: Gloucester History Festival, BBC Radio Gloucestershire
September 13-14: Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, BBC Radio Manchester
September 19-20: Nottingham, Nottingham Fields of Battle Exhibition *
September 21: Derbyshire Day, BBC Radio Derby

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7 Responses to On the road with BBC World War One At Home

  1. Julia Gentle says:

    Is the roadshow coming to Reading in Berks ?
    We have History here
    Reading’s only Victoria Cross Holder: Frederick Owen Potts Gallipoli Aug 1915
    he was in the 1/1st Berkshire Yeomany
    he save his comrade using a shovel.

    I tried to search for his name, please can you get his details on there for both their families.
    We have just had a road named after him Frederick Potts Way at Reading Station

    On 21 August 1915 in the attack on Hill 70, Private Potts (although wounded in the thigh) remained for over 48 hours under the Turkish trenches with another private from his regiment who was severely wounded, and unable to move. He finally fixed a shovel to the equipment of his wounded comrade and using this as a sledge, dragged the man back over 600 yards to safety, being under fire all the way

    Hoping you rectify this

  2. mark field says:

    Hi can you tell if you the road show be coming to Birmingham or any where near and if so what are the dates.
    Many thanks
    Mark Field

    • Miranda Brennan says:

      Hi Mark,

      At present I’m afraid all the dates on the BBC tour are those in the blog post above, but if there are any further ones, we will let you know.

      Best wishes,


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