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Refugees in crisis? Belgians in Cheshire during the First World War

19 June 2018 @ 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture Theatre
Doors open 5.30pm. Free, including drinks and snacks.
The German invasion of Belgium in autumn 1914 forced millions of Belgians to flee their homeland. 250,000 entered Britain as refugees and approximately 2,000 settled in Cheshire for some or all of the war. Whilst relations between the refugees and locals initially appeared warm and hospitable, documentary evidence – which you can see during this interactive event – shows that life was not always easy for the newcomers.
A University of Chester event.


19 June 2018
5.30pm - 7.30pm
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Grosvenor Museum
27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DD United Kingdom
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