DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Family, Galleries & Museums : Halifax

DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945
Free

Starting 8th Jun 2019 See all Dates for this event

September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed.

On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass.

The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service.

FREE admission.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .

Want more information?
Call 01422 352334 or visit museums.calderdale.gov.ukwhats-onexhibitionscalderdale-at-war
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This exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June 2019 until Saturday 30th November 2019 .
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Short Description September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
Type Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Family, Galleries & Museums
Location Halifax
Event Date 8 Jun 2019
Event End Date 30 Nov 2019
Event Dates 8th June to 30th November 2019
Address Bankfield Museum Akroyd Park Boothtown Rd Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6HG
Phone Number 01422 352334
Web Address museums.calderdale.gov.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/calderdale-at-war
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DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

Bankfield Museum Akroyd Park Boothtown Rd Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6HG

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