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Meet the Tommy 

All Content Copright Bacup Natural History Society 2013.
The First World War came to the Nat on Saturday 16th May when we held our first Lottery funded event Meet the Tommy, since opening our Fern Hill diorama in November 2014. Scott Knowles of the Great War Society came along to demonstrate the recruitment process, and the contents of a Tommys kitbag. After swearing the Oath of Allegience each child taking part recieved a replica King’s shilling.
Onto the Orme. Looking out over the sea. The Copper Mine. View over the bay. Allan Awaiting Orders Recieving the King's shilling. Our little WW1  Medic and VAD nurse Callum and Jodie.  Swearing his Oath of Allegiance. Contents of a WW1 Tommy's kitbag