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JOURNALIST Kate Adie will be sharing tales of adventure and research at Dorset County Museum this November.
The well-known reporter and former BBC chief news correspondent will visit the museum on November 8 and will speak on the subject of Dorset and the Home Front during WWI.
The talk will be based on her new book about women in the First World War with specific reference to Dorset women such as Mabel Stobart. Afterwards she will sign copies of her new book, Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One.
Dorset County Museum director Jon Murden said: “We are delighted to have Kate Adie coming to speak at the Museum.
“She is such a highly respected news correspondent, we are certain she will draw a good audience and give us an opportunity to welcome people who might not normally come to events in Dorchester.
“We know she will be hugely popular and her talk will introduce the subject of next year’s summer exhibition – Mabel Stobart, a truly inspirational Dorset woman.”
The event forms part of the forthcoming centenary commemorations of the start of the First World War. Next summer’s main exhibition about Mabel Stobart will focus on her wartime experiences. Mrs Mabel St Clair Stobart, founder of the Women’s Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps in 1912 and the Women’s National Service League in 1914, was a supporter of women’s suffrage before the First World War.
The Kate Adie event is free but a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.
As the event is likely to be very popular, seats will be allocated on a strictly first-come first-served basis.
Everyone is welcome to stay behind if they wish to buy a signed copy of Kate Adie’s new book. Doors open at 7pm and the talk will start at 7.30pm.
Visit the website www.dorset countymuseum.org or call 01305 262735 for details.
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