Virtual Britsburgh Live: ...History of the W. Britain Toy Soldier Company with David Frankowski

06/03/2020 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET

Category

History Society Event

Admission

  • Free

Location

Anywhere
[No City], PA
United States of America

Description

Virtual Britsburgh Live presents.... 

History of the W. Britain Toy Soldier Company

 

Since 1893 W. Britain has been producing toy soldiers and military miniatures with attention to detail, quality and authenticity. Each model figure is cast out of metal and hand painted to the highest possible standards. Their ranges include traditional toy style figures in 1/32 scale (54mm / 2.125" tall) and a large selection of realistic matte finished figures in 1/30 scale (58mm / 2.3125" tall). Most major time periods are covered from the eighteenth century up to the conflicts of the twentieth century.  The story of this iconic toy maker is the story of Britain itself, as what happened to the company was often a microcosm of the many political and economic influences that Britain experienced during the last 127 years.

 

Toy soldier collector and Britsburgh member, Dave Frankowski, will take you on this company's journey from its beginnings to the present day, utilizing soldiers from his collection to illustrate his timeline of the company's history, an historical show and tell.  Dave has collected  British toy soldiers for over fifty years and will share a wealth of knowledge.

 

 

 

About Virtual Britsburgh

Starved of theatre, literature, cultural activities? Yes? Good then this is for you. Britsburgh is talking its activities into the virtual realm! In a series of live events in the coming weeks streamed online using the Zoom Video Conference App, you will experience aspects of theatre, readings, history, interviews and more. Once you log on, your Virtual Host will make sure you can see and hear us, but we can’t hear or see you. The events are live and the experience is remarkable!

 

How to watch Virtual Britsburgh?

  1. Register for the event - It's free!
  2. Donate what you can. We suggest $10 per person. Donations received during registration will be split 20% Pittsburgh Food Bank; 80% Veterans Leadership Program, located in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Registered and forgot to donate? No worries click here. Thanks
  3. During this difficult time Britsburgh will give all money collected to those in need. However, if you like what we are doing we ask you to consider becoming a Britsburgh member that will help us through the next year.
  4. You will receive a registration confirmation with a link to the event and a password.
  5. We suggest you join the event 10 minutes before the event start time. You will be placed into a waiting room where you event host will check you against your registration. If you have not registered you won't be allowed into the event.
  6. The audience will be able to watch but your event host will make sure we can't see or hear you. If you wish to ask a question you can do so by using the chat function or in the Q&A section you can raise your hand and the host will unmute you.
  7. Adjust your Zoom settings. To fully enjoy the performance you will need to adjust the settings on the Zoom app so you can only see the performers, and not the whole audience. Here are the instructions on how to do it. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure everyone is ready before starting the event! 
  8. Important: Please make sure your Zoom name is your full name so that you can be ticked off the registration list. If the host cannot identify you, you will be ejected from the event.

 

This presentation is open to everyone.

 

Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.

 

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