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WFA Branch Co-ordinator's update

WFA Branch Co-ordinator's update

The Chairs' Conference has come and gone, and a very interesting weekend it was!

There were many moments I will remember, especially the unveiling 'in the flesh' of some of the Pension Record Cards, truly the 'missing link' for the genealogist. There was a masterclass in web usage by David Henderson, Web Editor (I actually understood some of it!) There was Bruce our Chairman dancing a highland fling (I made that one up!) There were shots of the washed out MK Marathon showing that the best laid plans.... Then there was the Butte report from Bob Paterson - the work on restoring the site has at last begun, and our Jewel in our Crown will soon be sparkling again.

Last Updated ( Monday, 30 September 2013 06:05 )

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WFA Durham Conference: Britain, Germany and the First World War 6 Sept 2014

WFA Durham Conference: Britain, Germany and the First World War 6 Sept 2014

The Western Front Association Durham Branch in partnership with Beamish Museum and the Durham Light Infantry Museum

1914 - 2014 Centenary Conference: Britain, Germany and the First World War

Speakers:

Dr John Bourne (University of Birmingham Centre for War Studies)
Britain's 'Way in War': British Strategy in 1914

Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds)
Germany's Strategy in 1914

Prof. Eric Grove (University of Salford)
British Naval Strategy in 1914: Decisive Action Prevented?

Peter Hart (Imperial War Museum)
The British Expeditionary Force in 1914

Saturday, 6 September 2014
10:00 - 16:30 (Doors open 09:00)
Venue: Cornerstones, Chester-le-Street Methodist Church, North Burns, Chester-le-Street DH3 3TF

Ticket Price £20 (includes tea/ coffee, buffet lunch)

For tickets please contact:
Phone: 07594964930
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.facebook.com/durham.wfa

For general information on the Durham Branch of The Western Front Association please e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 September 2013 08:37 )

W/1239 Pte Edward Lawton, No 1 Coy, 13th (Wirral) Bn Cheshire Regiment finally gets his CWGC headstone

W/1239 Pte Edward Lawton, No 1 Coy, 13th (Wirral) Bn Cheshire Regiment finally gets his CWGC headstone

In December, 2011 Peter Threlfall, Chairman of WFA Merseyside, contributed a fascinating article about his recent discovery of his distant relative, W/1239 Pte Edward Lawton, No 1 Coy, 13th (Wirral) Bn Cheshire Regiment, and his subsequent campaign to get a Commonwealth War Graves Commission war grave put in place on his otherwise unmarked grave.

After two and a half years, this finally happened on 4 September 2013. Peter's intention is to have a small graveside service in way of a dedication to this long lost Wirral Pal, on Saturday, 19 October, 2013, at about 12 noon. Any WFA members who would like to attend would be most welcome.

Please contact Peter for more details if you wish to attend.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 October 2013 14:06 )

WFA Commodities announcement

WFA Commodities announcement

Fiona and Mark McGrath are to stand down from their positions as Commodities Officer and Assistant Commodities Officer and the Executive Committee thanks them both for their contribution to the Executive Committee and for their commodities work over the years.

If you have any queries regarding commodities purchases, please contact the WFA Office.


Steve Oram

WFA Hon Secretary

WFA Worcester and Herefordshire Branch Seminar 19 October 2013

WFA Worcester and Herefordshire Branch Seminar 19 October 2013

Update: conference booking deadline now extended until 4 October.

WFA Worcester and Herefordshire Branch has arranged our autumn seminar for Saturday, 19 October this year at Worcester University. Our speakers are Jeremy Banning and Richard van Emden.

We are very keen to attract relevant local societies and organisations which have an interest in military history in general and the Great War in particular. This includes WFA members and I have sent details to our eight adjacent branches; Avon, Birmingham, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Heart of England, Midlands (East), Somerset, Wiltshire and Wolverhampton.

Tickets are priced at £10 each.

Please find attached below two PDF files. The first is a booking form which can be printed off, completed and returned as per listed instructions. The second shows our double-sided publicity poster which includes full details of the day's itinerary and booking procedure. The deadline for ordering tickets is 27 September 2013. Places are limited so early action is recommended.

If successful, this event will be the forerunner to further presentations, in partnership with the university, over the centenary years. We plan to present themed seminars, over one or two days, once or twice a year up to 2018.

Many thanks
Steve Moorhouse
Worcestershire & Herefordshire Branch

 

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worcs_hereford_seminar_2013_poster.pdfWorcestershire and Herefordshire Branch Seminar 2013 Poster408 Kb01/09/13 15:17

Last Updated ( Sunday, 29 September 2013 15:33 )


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