Parsons Period Presentations have had a great start to 2017. Traveling throughout Northern England, delivering quality hands on historical presentations to start the year.
Richie Parsons and a “silent assistant” prepare to travel to another booking.
Here’s a sample of some of the schools and the characters who were represented whist traveling around the North of England in January.
Westborough High School, Dewsbury :
Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre, Shefield:
Sgt Parsons RAMC
Holly Lodge girls school Liverpool:
Pte Parsons and Sgt Parsons RAMC
Parsons Period Presentations (PPP) will travel to anywhere in the UK and the continent to deliver quality hands on historical presentations.
All props, furniture of war and scenery is transported to the venue for the presentations. Therefore, alleviating any concerns of the client. All PPP needs is a venue sufficient to accommodate the audience and the scenery of 2.3 M in width and 2M in height.
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On the 14 October 2016 St Gilberts School were treated to a variety of presentations by the above individuals.
The pupils took great delight in outside activities with Corporal Parsons. These Great War recruits left Corporal Parsons having learned about the full implications of the rush of young volunteer’s to enlist in the Army of 1914. The pupils then visited Private Parsons in his front line trench of 1916 and were informed of the rigors of the subterranean existence in a front line trench.
Pupils then visited Sergeant Parsons in his Regimental Aid Post in 1916. Whereupon they were informed of the treatment that was undertaken by the Royal Army Medical Corps on the wounded.
Warden Parsons brought up the final set of presentations for the day. He looked at the aspects of the Blitz and civil defence measures at the outbreak of World war Two.
The final activity for the pupils was a quiz that had been written and delivered by Esprit tour services. The School was then presented a certificate by Warden Parsons on behalf of Esprit.
All in all a great and rewarding day for Parsons Period Presentations, Esprit tours and the pupils of year five and six.
On 31st July 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) was launched and by the time it concluded in November 1917, 244,897 allied and an estimated 400,000 German Soldiers had become casualties.
In this macabre statistic, it should be noted that 558 Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Soldiers had died. The single, costliest engagement for the RAMC in the Great War.
The above statistics can only give an idea of the psychological impact on the survivors on all sides.
It is in the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele that Private Parsons along with a group of Ex Servicemen, aim to commemorate the launch of this iconic battle.
They will do so by walking from the Thiepval Memorial to the missing (on the Somme), to the Tyne Cot Cemetery on the Passchendaele Ridge, Ypres. This isn’t merely an act of commemoration of one hundred miles for one hundred years, they aim to walk this in four days wearing full WW1 marching order.
This will all be conducted to raise funds for Charity; combat Stress. In doing so they hope to highlight the psychological impact of survivors of all conflicts. Both past and present.