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Lancashire North Despatch Issue 12: Nov 2013

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  This month's frontispiece is thanks to Barrie Bertram's cancelled summer holiday and his interest in the WW1 involvement of, for some, a summer holiday location.  Read more (starting Page 3) about the photo and about: a Preston freeman with possibly a unique epitaph; the South Lancashire Colonel who prepared the most important tactical manual fo…


'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC

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British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles down this autoroute, they will see on a prominent hill to the right the towers of the medieval cathedral at Laon. Some may turn off the autoroute to pay a visit, others will press on towards Rheims and further south. If the opportu…