Adult Lecture Series: Peter Whapshott on Barbed Wire Tours – Cancelled
Join Peter Whapshott as he talks about the tour company he founded, Barbed Wire Tours. They offer battlefield tours around Ypres, Normandy and Gallipoli. Here he explains how the tour company came about:
” Barbed Wire Tours was born out of a trip some 20 years ago. I went on a battlefield tour with some friends and I can say now that the trip changed my life.
To go and see, touch the iconic places that I had grown up hearing about was incredible. When I came home I did not stop talking about the trip at which point my wife said I should go back. Armed with pictures of my Grandad I went again and again. Then friends started to ask if I would take them over to the battlefields, which I have done over many years, learning something new every time I go.
The biggest honour is taking people over to find a relation. To stand and tell the story behind the person and why they were here, holding the last letter they wrote. We try to make that small part of history come to life. What started as a hobby soon became my passion and that has never left me. ”
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.
£9 for members