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The Kilted Tommy and Kipling

Talks - History; Talks - Biography; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Meet Harry Kay, an Englishman who volunteered in WW1 and got put in a Highland regiment, fighting throughout the war in a kilt. Hear how he befriended a young Jack Kipling in the weeks leading up to the start of their first battle. Share with him his journey to meet the grieving Rudyard Kipling after the war. Listen to how he tells the great writer how they became friends, how they fought in that battle, and his son's ending.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Simon Waterfield

Meet The Speaker, Simon

Simon Waterfield is a historical writer and performer of acted monologues covering subjects of a historical nature from the C7 to WW2. These are usually delivered in appropriate costume. Simon also writes and tells short stories on a variety of modern subjects. He has performed these stories for The Oddfellows, The WI, Probus, Freemasons, various museums around the country, various Art Organisations, CADW and National Trust, to name but a few.

Preparing for the Event

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