Talk: Valerie Boyes – The men of the Alberts and the Poppy Project

Date(s) - Monday 14 November 2016
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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Albert poppy 2*** This event is free to members. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door. We don’t sell advance tickets – there is no need to book as the venue has plenty of space and you can be sure to find a seat.

After an overview of the development of “The Alberts” area of Richmond, Valerie Boyes will look at the study she did on the men who lived there and fought in the First World War.

She will then describe how, with the interest and participation of residents of The Alberts, this turned into a community project facilitated by the Museum of Richmond. At the end of her talk she will explain how the life of the project continues today.

Albert poppy 1Valerie Boyes has taught and lectured in history in schools and colleges abroad, in the UK and locally. She was the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ advisor for history in schools from 1992 to 1994.

Valerie was on the steering group which set up the Museum of Richmond and chaired the Museum’s Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2013. She is the author of history text books and has researched and written on the history of Richmond.