Welcome to the Preston & Central Lancashire branch of the Western Front Association.
***MEETINGS FOR MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE & JULY CANCELLED***
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The Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DD
The venue is in the centre of town. On the opposite side of the road is Preston Town Hall and a little further up the road is the Guild Hall. There is some on street parking but the bus station and car park are very close and in easy walking distance. The meetings take place in the upstairs room.
We meet here on the fourth Monday of each month - there are no meetings however in August or December.
Meetings, unless otherwise stated, are at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.
Our preferred method of communication is always by email due to other work constraints.
Upcoming Branch Events
Adam's talk looks at India's contribution to the First World War in every sense of the word. It takes in the huge recruitment boom. It also looks at the experiences of Indian soldiers (and their British officers) on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in the Middle East. Finally, it looks at India itself; and the actions undertaken …Event Details
The impact of the 1st World War on agriculture. This talk highlights the pressures farmers were under to grow more food, with persuasion initially but after 1916 with more and more compulsion. Richard discusses the desire of the army to enlist more men which conflicted with the needs of farmers, and he examines some of the ways in which labour shor…Event Details
We welcome back branch favourite Peter Hart with this new talk. Peter's talk will deal with the men’s reactions to the end of war on the Western Front, the ramifications of the occupation of Germany, the prolonged process of demobilisation, and the life that soldiers and their families faced in a harsh post-war environment. Image: British troops t…Event Details