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

The branch continues to meet every month at The Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster. LA2 9QT.

ATTENTION

The January 2024 has been cancelled. We will not have a meeting in January 2024. We start the year's programme on Monday 2 February 2024.

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.

The talks are about one hour long with time for a Q&A session.  The meeting finishes with tea/coffee and biscuits with time to chat to the speaker and other attendees. 

The branch aims to cover many different aspects of the Great War.

Entrance donations of £5.00 are invited and this includes an entry into the raffle.  The prizes are a bottle of wine and several books on the Great War.

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

'Skipton's POW Camp and its German Prisoners' by Anne Buckley
07 May

'Skipton's POW Camp and its German Prisoners' by Anne Buckley

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
07 May 2024 19:30
07922539256

This month's meeting is moved to Tuesday 7 May as the Monday is a Bank Holiday.   This month's speaker is Anne Buckley and it is her first visit to our branch. Anne is a lecturer in German and Translation Studies in the German Department at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on the Great War training and POW camp in Skipton.  This tal…

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'Lancaster Great War Walk'
03 Jun

'Lancaster Great War Walk'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
03 Jun 2024 18:30
07922539256

This month we are having a gentle stroll around Lancaster sites connected to the Great War. The intention is to take our time visiting a few places and memorials related to Lancaster in the Great War. After the walk we will retire to a local hostelry for refreshments

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'Management of Wounds Sustained by British Forces on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Tom Scotland'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
01 Jul 2024 19:30
07922539256

'Management of Wounds Sustained by British Forces on the Western Front 1914-1918' by Tom Scotland   Tonight's meeting is going to be the first talk given via Zoom with the speaker at home in Scotland while the members attend as usual.  The timing and format will be the same just the speaker appearing virtually.   Tom will talk tonight about the…

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