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.

 

 

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 1 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 £3.00 are invited.

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

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

'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now' with Rick Smith

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
05 Sep 2022 19:30
07922539256

The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 1916 by a mine that had been placed beneath the German stronghold on the ridge. The explosion, ten minutes before the whistles blew at 7:30am, destroyed the position but the timing of the detonation and the lifting of the artillery …

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'The History of the CWGC by Tony Vart'
03 Oct

'The History of the CWGC by Tony Vart'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
03 Oct 2022 19:30
07922539256

The History of the CWGC by Tony Vart   Tonight we essentially get 2 talks in one evening. Tony will start with 'CWGC Who We Are' to give us the overview of the CWGC.  The second part is 'The History of the CWGC'.

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'A Lancashire Fusilier's War by Tricia Rothwell'
07 Nov

'A Lancashire Fusilier's War by Tricia Rothwell'

Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QT
07 Nov 2022 19:00
07922539256

A Lancashire Fusilier's War by Tricia Rothwell This talk is based on the book 'A Lancashire Fusilier's First World War' by Norman Hall edited by his granddaughter.  His granddaughter is the speaker Tricia Rothwell.  The talk deals with his war service, his diary and the conversion of the diary into a book. The book has received excellent reviews …

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