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Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club

BHMKC_DadsArmyHalf term! Discover Dad's Army
Wednesday 30 May; 2pm-3.30pm
On Friday 10 May 1940, the Germans had started their attack on Belgium and the Netherlands, using soldiers dropped by parachutes. British troops in mainland Europe were pushed back to the Channel ports and many people feared that the Germans would soon invade. To protect Britain, a new part-time force was to be set up, the Local Defence Volunteers. The Government made an urgent appeal on the radio to all men aged between 17 and 65 to become part-time soldiers. Within 24 hours of the radio broadcast a quarter of a million men had volunteered. Many men who joined the Home Guard when they could not join the regular army because their day-time jobs were necessary to keep the country running.

Cow finds Epsom salts!BHMKC_EpsomSalts400
Saturday 9 June; 1pm-2.30pm
This year is the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Epsom Salts Find out how it was uncovered with the help of a cow! This made the name Epsom known around the world and would lead to the Derby, a battle, and England’s first Spa. Hear how the Spa took off as Epsom grew from a village to a town and was visited by the great and the good and the great and not so good! Find out what a good night out was like out at the height of the Spa. Epsom Salts has many uses even today – discover some of them.

Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. Sessions cost £5 per child, includes one accompanying adult. Please meet in the foyer of Bourne Hall. Places are limited, to reserve your space or for further information please contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel: 020 8394 1734. Email: Visit What's On at:

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