Charles’s realisation at an early age that his Uncle, Private Jack Marlow of 6 the Northamptonshire Regiment had been killed at the Battle of Loos a few days short of his seventeenth birthday led to a lifelong interest in the Great War. He is an authority on British and Imperial combatant clergymen and ministers of all denominations in the Great War. His extensive and original researches have shed new light on this neglected aspect of the conflict and he has given talks on the subject across the country. His first book, The Bath at War - A Derbyshire Community and the Great War set new standards for local studies of the conflict and resulted in television and radio appearances. The local territorial battalion was the 6th Sherwood Foresters and it was Bernard Vann’s leadership of this unit in the latter stages of the war that prompted the writing of this book. He lives in Derbyshire with his wife Margaret. Charles is a stalwart Member of the Chesterfield Branch of the WFA
Stalwart of the Chesterfield Branch, Charles Beresford explains The Forgotten Story of Derbyshire’sMajor Role in the Nation’s Commemoration of the Great War
Speaker this month -- Charles Beresford
Location: Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.
(Entrance to Club 'free' car park is on Tennyson Ave reached via St Margaret's Drive from Saltergate direction (one way system)
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome to attend.
We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door to assist in covering room charges and speaker expenses, The Club licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings.
Please note: as we use a private club's premises on your first visit we will ask you to complete a temporary club membership form at our Welcome desk. This is required to fulfill the Club's Licensing Regulations and is regardless of whether or not you will use the bar. The annual one-off cost is covered by the branch out of your donation.
After the speakers talk there is a Q&A session with the speaker, followed by a raffle, raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for £1 per ticket.).
Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
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