100 Hearts: Legacy of War

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP 

20 October 2018 to 12 January 2019

One of 12 country-wide exhibitions by the members of the Embroiderers’ Guild commemorating the end of the Great War through intricate and evocative pieces of work in fabric and thread. The display in Aylesbury will also include photographic portraits of men and women from the county who served in the war. 

Entry by donation

Great War Buckinghamshire Showcase

Saturday 13 October 2018


The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES

Local history exhibitions about the First World War and the Home Front; stories of men and women from Buckinghamshire who participated; find our how to research Great War ancestors; craft activities for families; poetry readings; music and art displays; refreshments.

Free entry

For more details; archives@buckscc.gov.uk

Great War Buckinghamshire Showcase

Saturday 12 May 2018


Arts4Every1Centre, Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU

A day celebrating the lives of Buckinghamshire men and women who participated in the First World War

Local History Exhibitions, First World War Family History Tips, family Craft Activities, Live Music and Poetry Readings, Refreshments

Free Entry

Details from archives@buckscc.gov.uk

Trench Humour with Al Murray

Viney Memorial Lecture

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Second Space

Sunday 29 April 2018

7.00 p.m

Award-winning comedian and military history enthusiast, Al Murray (aka ‘The Pub Landlord’) will present his unique view of the role of humour in the British Army on the Western Font during the First World War.

Al, who read history at the University of Oxford, has presented a number of television documentaries on aspects of the Second World War and is the author of Watching War Films With My Dad (2013)

Tickets £27.50 (inclusive of booking fee) plus £3.65 transaction fee available from Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 


Tel: 0844 871 7607

All proceeds to the Bucks Military Museum Trust

The Last Charge

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP

1 November 2017 – 5 January 2018

Beadle, James Prinsep; The Charge of the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Dorset Yeomanry at El Mughar, Palestine; Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-charge-of-the-buckinghamshire-berkshire-and-dorset-yeomanry-at-el-mughar-palestine-42650

The charge of the 6th Mounted Brigade at El Mughar in Palestine on 13 November 1917 – led by the 1/1st Royal Bucks Hussars – can claim to be the last great British cavalry charge.

This important centenary exhibition will bring together James Prinsep Beadle’s celebrated painting of the charge of the Royal Bucks Hussars, which has never been previously on public display, Beadle’s original sketch and Thomas Cantrell Dugdale’s painting of the same charge from the Trust’s own collections, as well as other artefacts and images.

It is one of the forgotten campaigns of the First World War, yet one that left a profound legacy in terms of the shaping of the modern Middle East.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 1000-1700

Admission Free

(Above) Descendants of those who charged at El Mughar at the formal opening of the exhibition on 2 November 2017. Left to Right: The grandchildren, grandson, and daughter (Mrs Janie Day) of Captain Cyrus Perkins MC; the grandson of Trooper William Cowell (John Hounslow); the daughter (Mrs Beryl Norris) and grandson of Trumpeter Jack Gurney MM; and the nephew of Lt. Col. the Hon. Fred Cripps DSO (Lord Parmoor). 
(Above) View of part of the exhibition

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