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Saddle up for next Beacon event

Col McMullen sharing his knowledge of American history with Alan Gillon, Learning Officer at the Beacon Museum

A TASTE of the real Wild West awaits visitors to the next Talking Tuesday event at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.

Col Tom McMullen, a passionate speaker on US history, has visited and studied the Little Big Horn battlefield, wagon trails in Nebraska, Apache trails in Arizona, and Indian battlefields in Montana.

His fascinating presentation will be on Tuesday November 13 at the Beacon Portal at 2pm.

Col McMullen will provide an insight into life at the time of General Custer and Sitting Bull, and debunk some Hollywood myths about the Wild West.

Born and raised in Workington, Col McMullen had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy and developed an interest in American history over four decades. He has also written a fictional book set in the Great Plains of America.

The popular Talking Tuesdays events relaunched recently, after a three year hiatus, with a well-received talk by Joseph Ritson on the stories of what came after the WW1 for West Cumbria.

The monthly events are open to all ages and cost £4.50, which includes hot drinks and cakes.

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