Saturday, 16 November 2013

Fleetwood Library (Lancashire, UK) retain WW1 Exhibition until the end of November 2013


Fleetwood Library (Lancashire, UK - I specify because I have found one in Canada and one in the USA) have retained the WW1 Exhibition until the end of November 2013.  Entry Free.  

There will be a poetry reading on Friday, 29th November at Fleetwood Library from 11 am - 1 pm.   when you can bring a poem you have written yourself or your favourite poem - it doesn't have to be a war poem.  If you don't have a poem you would like to read out, just come along and join in a general discussion.

You can read a review of the Exhibition in Fleetwood Library here:  http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/female-poets-world-war-one-exhibition-fleetwood-library

A visit to Fleetwood - once a thriving fishing port - is definitely worthwhile - The North Euston Hotel (family run), with its breathtaking view across Morecambe Bay to Furness Peninsula, was taken over by the Ministry of Defence and used as the HQ of the Gunnery School based at Fleetwood Golf Links.   Wilfred Owen the poet was posted there in November 1916 and had lodgings in a house in Bold Street which is a short walk from the North Euston Hotel.  A blue plaque on the house reminds people that Wilfred Owen was there. 

Fleetwood Golf Links are happy to show people where the Firing Ranges were situated and they have produced a commemorative booklet for those who are particularly interested.   Fleetwood also boasts a Memorial Park and garden and there is a lovely marina at Fleetwood Free Port.

Fleetwood Library
North Albert Street
FLEETWOOD
Lancashire
FY7 6AJ
England


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