Military historian involved in War Horse closes Weybridge literary festival
A touch of Hollywood brought Sunrise Senior Living of Weybridge’s literary festival to a close.
The specialist residential and dementia care community ended its six-day literary festival on a high, with an inspirational talk from author, military historian and TV personality Andy Robertshaw.
Mr Robertshaw gave a fascinating account of his experience as military adviser for the Steven Spielberg film War Horse.
Christine Bunce, general manager at Sunrise of Weybridge, said: “Andy brought some props from the film with him, which really brought the talk to life! We really got a feel of his time on set, and what life was like in the trenches in World War I.”
Deputy mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Michael Bennison, also attended the fantastic finale.
The literary festival had a packed programme of talks and events, including visits from authors, book sales and swaps, a literary-themed quiz and exclusive book signings.
Ajax Sea Scouts also got involved in storytelling sessions and read extracts from Charlotte’s Web and The Secret Garden and recited well known poems.