The Battle of Bamber Bridge, a short film

Friday 21st June 2024. The Battle of Bamber Bridge, a short film

Ye Olde Hob Inn, 9 Church Rd, Bamber Bridge, 19.30, free event.

A Q&A will follow the film.

The Battle of Bamber Bridge is a short film, chapter 4 of a series of films produces by the charity WORLDwrite, The UK Solidarity Story. The full film premiered in London in April 2024 and audience feedback shows that most felt this chapter was the most poignant and inspiring of all the chapters.

In 1943 the 1511 Quartermaster truck regiment,  a logistic unit for the US AIR FORCE , were based in Bamber Bridge in Lancashire. The British government went along with the racial segregation of the US army stationed in the UK. But the residents of Bamber Bridge took sides with the Black American soldiers against their White military police. With interviews filmed in Ye Olde Hob Inn where opposition to segregation came to a head, this is a inspiring story of solidarity in the face of official racism.

The full film THE UK SOLIDARITY STORY interweave the inspiring stories of heroes and heroines who made the struggles of others their own.

WORLDwrite is a educational charity set up in 1994 and a free TV and film training facility for young people was set up in 2008. Ceri Dingle is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A), and has assisted over 3,000 young people to produce over 1,000 challenging programs in the last 10 years. 

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