David Walsh

David Walsh

David Walsh was formerly Second Master of Tonbridge School, where he taught history and ran the cricket. He is the author of 'Duty to Serve: Tonbridge School and the 1939-45 War', and co-author, with Anthony Seldon, of 'Public Schools and the Great War: The Generation Lost' and 'Public Schools and the Second World War'. He also helped Stuart Hills with the writing of 'By Tank into Normandy', a story highlighted in James Holland's book 'Brothers in Arms'.

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    The Western Front way is a new long-distance walking and cycling path that follows the course of the First World War's Western Front from Nieuwpoort on the Channel coast in Belgium to Pfetterhouse in Switzerland. In this discussion, two people intimately connected with its development, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh, will discuss its significance, how they hope it will ensure commemoration of the conflict remains relevant in the 21st century, and how an area of such devastation in 1918, when the war ended, has become a stretch of Europe rich in culture, regeneration and rich historical significance.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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