Welcome to the Lancashire (North) branch of The Western Front Association.

Meetings restarted successfully in September with attendees giving their approval to the new venue: The Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster. LA2 9QT

The Victoria Institute, image capture May 2019  (c) Google Maps

Meetings are usually held on the first Monday in the Month.  The only exception is when the Monday is a Bank Holiday and we then move the meeting to the Tuesday  

The doors open at 7pm with the talk starting promptly at 7.30pm.

Entrance donations of £3.00 are invited; there is a raffle and coffee & biscuits to finish the meeting off.

New attendees are always given a warm welcome.

Members of the Western Front Association and non-members are invited to join us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons by Sean Godfrey'
06 Jun

'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons by Sean Godfrey'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
06 Jun 2022 19:30
07922 539256

Historically accepted at the first day of the 'Great Retreat' the vicious engagements of the 24th August are often forgotten.  However British casualties on this day were higher than for the Battle of Mons.  This talk looks at the actions of the day, in particular Frameries, Wasmes, Elouges and Audregnies.

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'Vera Brittain 1893 -1970: Her Life Known and Unknown by Dr Philomena Badsey'
01 Aug

'Vera Brittain 1893 -1970: Her Life Known and Unknown by Dr Philomena Badsey'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
01 Aug 2022 19:30
07922 539256

Vera Brittain's 'Testament of Youth (1933)' is an important text for the study of the First World War.  Dr Badsey's talk puts this text in the context of the political, social and religious beliefs of Vera Brittain's entire life.  Dr. Phylomena Badsey MA was awarded her PhD from Kingston University in 2005, its topic "The Political Thought of V…

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'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now by Rick Smith'
05 Sep

'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now by Rick Smith'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
05 Sep 2022 19:30
07922 539256

Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now.  This is the story of an iconic site on the Western Front from 1916 to the present day.  Rick's research into the site and the area continues and we will be hearing the latest findings. Rick graduated with an MA under Spencer Jones/Gary Sheffield at the University of Wolverhampton.  Founder member and UK Secretary of…

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