Solider’s journals retold

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A Northumberland village is remembering those who fell in the First World War with a unique interactive theatrical experience.

Wingates village, near Longhorsley, is hosting an extra special event this weekend which will explore the secret journals and sketches of Major Bradley of the Northumberland Fusiliers.

Louise Wood, from Wingates Village Hall said: “This is a new depature for Wingates. So far we’ve concentrated on music, which has always been well received due to the very high standard of the Highlights programme and performers.

“But we were looking for a dramatic performance with relevance to Wingates and its history and Entrenched stood out because of its Northumbrian links and also being very timely in the month of November, a few days after this year’s Remembrance Sun”day.

“We think Major Bradley’s story will interest and move people of all ages. Julie Famelton, one of our committee members, is also bringing along a display of photographs and information she has researched about some of the men listed on the Wingates war memorial.”

Guy Laing Bradley was a family man, an active member of the Hexham community and played a part in bringing electricity to the area. He also served as a Major in the Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War and was a talented amateur artist.

He kept a comprehensive archive of his experiences on the frontline Entrenched takes Major Bradley’s journals as source material to create a new interactive, multimedia, one-man clown theatre production exploring the horror of the trenches, and the strength and humour of the generation that endured them.


Sunday, November 15 at 7.30pm


Wingates Village Hall


Adults £8.50, conc £7. Contact 01669 621954 or visit