What's On at HMS Caroline

What's on at HMS Caroline

 

Prince Mary Gift Fund Box

Image credit: Imperial War Museum

Christmas Craft Workshop: Princess Mary Box and Wartime Christmas Card
Thursday 7th December 1.00pm – 4.00pm

In 1914, the Princess Mary Gift fund was established with the aim of sending a Christmas present to all those serving in the First World War. It was Princess Mary’s wish that “every sailor afloat and every soldier at the front” should receive a gift. The present included an embossed brass box within which was a variety of items such as cigarettes, photographs and a Christmas card.

Make your very own Princess Mary style box and Wartime era Christmas card on board HMS Caroline with artist Bobbi Purdy. This is a free activity for adults, however spaces are limited. To book your place please contact info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or phone 02890 454484.

 



Image credit: Liddle Collection, University of Leeds Special Collections

Christmas Craft Workshop: Christmas Baubles
Tuesday 12th December 1.00pm – 4.00pm

On Christmas Day 1916, the men on board HMS Caroline spent the morning decorating the ship and “… by 10.30 when the bell rung for church the whole deck was tastefully draped in colour. An abundance of bunting was used and greeting cards were willingly lent to make up for absence of evergreens.” William Crick, Boy Telegraphist, HMS Caroline.

Learn how to make your very own Christmas bauble decorations on board HMS Caroline with artist Bobbi Purdy. This is a free activity for adults, however spaces are limited. To book your place please contact info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or phone 02890 454484.

 

HMS Caroline Wrens Exhibition Belfast

The Wrens of HMS Caroline Travelling Exhibition - Oral History Project

Women played an important role on HMS Caroline for many years. During the Second World War, many of those who served on board were women - Wrens from the Women's Royal Naval Service. As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded (NI) funded project, we worked with the Northern Regional College to create an oral history project. This commenced with a drop-in day in October 2016, onboard HMS Caroline. Throughout the project, approximately 20 women will have shared their memories of serving onboard from the 1940s to 1990s. A short film was produced, which can be seen on our Facebook and Youtube channels: https://youtu.be/v7p2XWPZtG8

Our exhibition will be travelling throughout 2017, and can be seen in a number of libraries across the country. The exhibition will feature memories and photographs collected during the project.

Locations and Dates:
Bangor Carnegie Library : 2 October - 31 October
Ormeau Road Library : 1 November - 30 November
Larne Library : 1 December - 8 January 2018

 

 

HMS Caroline 1916