Free film screenings of Gallipoli and All The King’s Men at day of World War One events in North Walsham

David Jason in All The King's Men. Picture: SUBMITTED

David Jason in All The King's Men. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Free film screenings, displays, exhibitions and a taste of trench cake are on offer this Saturday as North Walsham holds another centenary event to remember the First World War.

The North Walsham branch of the Royal British Legion, Arts North Norfolk and other local organisations will present a day of free activities at The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, from 10am-5pm.

This year's event will focus on the centenary of the battle of Gallipoli, in which five North Walsham men were lost, and the involvement of the Norfolk Regiment's fifth battalion in the campaign.

Readings will be presented by members of the Living History Group in uniform, and by Arts North Norfolk youth theatre.

They will include a letter sent by Captain Eustace Cubitt, of Honing Hall, telling the family his two brothers were missing.


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Artefacts, including militaria, models and letters, will be on display and the parish church will be sharing its First World War history, remembering the 99 local men who perished in the conflict.

Gallipoli, the 1981 film starring Mel Gibson, will be screened at 11am.

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All The Kings Men, starring David Jason, will be shown at 2pm. Both screenings are free.

The film is based on a 1992 book, The Vanished Battalion by the film's co-producer, Nigel McCrery.

It features the stories of soldiers from the territorial regiment, which included men from the King's estate at Sandringham.

The café will offer light refreshments all day, including eggless trench cake, made to a contemporary recipe.

Visit www.artsnorthnorfolk.org for more information.

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