Sunday Februrary 14th - Barry War Museum hosted a presentation with Eileen Younghusband (WAAF) and Alan Higgins (RN) wherein which they spoke about their books.
11th October 2018 - Rosemary Chaloner will be giving a presentation entitled "Women War Artists" at Barry War Museum, Old Railway Station, Barry Island Women War Artists of the Victorian and Edwardian period were a group of professional women artists who had trained at internationally acclaimed Academies. Yet they suffered the frustrations of society's restrictions.They wanted to go "to the front" in order to capture the reality of war, this was never sanctioned. Their paintings eventually hidden in museum archives and their names forgotten.The presentation of "Women War Artists" will reveal how at the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 their talents were confined to recording events on the home front for propaganda purposes. Their paintings will be screened during the evening; reproducing the water colours, oils, pastels and sketches of these talented women, several of which are on show in our National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. It will trace their lives during and after the traumatic events of World War One and beyond."
23rd APRIL 2015 - On Thursday evening, 23rd April, the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign was marked by an informative and illustrative presentation given by Mr Alun Salisbury of Cardiff. The attentive audience heard how on the 25th April 1915, the Allied Campaign began with the landing of British and French troops, at Helles Point, the Southern-most tip of the Gallipoli Peninsular.
Alun, who is a Volunteer at the Museum, also explained about the role of the Paddle Steamer “PS Barry” during the nine-month campaign. His comprehensive and diligent research revealed that the “PS Barry” had assisted in no small measure by helping to save many lives. Her memorable act of bravery involved the evacuation of troops from the Peninsular and she was, in fact, the last Ship to leave Suvla Bay, having rescued many soldiers from the horrendous conditions. He explained that whilst many thousands of men had died in battle, many thousands had also succumbed to disease.
Alun’s informative power-point presentation described in detail the hostile terrain the Allies had encountered as they landed on the beaches at Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay. How ill-equipped these young men were to fight an enemy who were entrenched in rocky, mountainous and inhospitable terrain. At the end of the presentation, there was an opportunity for members of the audience to ask Alun questions. A vote of thanks was then given by Mr Keith Greenway congratulating Alun on his informative and thought-provoking talk. - Rosemary Chaloner
Details of Past Presentations
Below is a list of up and coming presentation that will be held at the museum