Magna Carta Activities

Deanshanger Library

Sunday 14th June 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrating 800th anniversary of the signing of the original Magna Carta on 15th June 1215.

Free Entry. Refreshments available.

Arts and crafts, heraldry and family history, calligraphy, displays, facts and quizzes based on the Magna Carta theme.

Friends of Deanshanger Library.

Deanshanger Great War Activity Day

Community Centre

Saturday 4th July 2015, 12.30pm to 5pm

Serving King & Country Project Exhibition.

Free Entry. Refreshments available.

Make a periscope, make a poppy, try period dress, Vickers machine gun, a soldiers tale, Pottesbury tribunals, Home front, art work and film show.

Great War MK

Great War MK is a project exploring the impact of the First World War on the communities of Milton Keynes through research, commemorative events, activities and community workshops

Sew, Stick or Knit a Poppy for the Great War MK Project. Would you like to create and donate a poppy, to be added to a WW1 centenary banner as part of Westbury Arts Centre's Banner Project? These banners will be included in an act of commemoration on 5th July at Campbell Park. This event will be a beautiful piece of dance exploring themes of conflict, involving over 100 dancers and moving around Campbell Park - everyone is welcome.

To get involved: Find some fabric and cut out a poppy (or if you prefer, crochet or knit a poppy). You can add embroidery or sparkle and add the name of a relative or someone from your village that was involved in WW1. When you are happy with your poppy take a photo to remember it by (you can share on or on Twitter using #GreatWarMK) then give it to Jenny Dott Rose & Crown House, 11 Little London by 12th June 2015. We would also love to hear any stories that you have about relatives or people who lived in your village that served in WW1.

The Deanshanger Village Heritage Society has been formed for anyone who is interested in caring for the past, present and future of the village of Deanshanger in Northamptonshire.

The Society seeks to

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