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

'Propaganda and Reportage: How the Press Reported the War and How the News Was Received at Home' by Mike Coyle
04 Jul

'Propaganda and Reportage: How the Press Reported the War and How the News Was Received at Home' by Mike Coyle

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

Propaganda and Reportage: How the Press Reported the War and How the News Was Received at Home by Mike Coyle.     A look at local and national reporting of the battles and their aftermath: editorial, 'spin' and conclusions drawn.

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'Vera Brittain 1893 -1970: Her Life Known and Unknown by Dr Philomena Badsey'
01 Aug

'Vera Brittain 1893 -1970: Her Life Known and Unknown by Dr Philomena Badsey'

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

Vera Brittain's 'Testament of Youth (1933)' is an important text for the study of the First World War.  Dr Badsey's talk puts this text in the context of the political, social and religious beliefs of Vera Brittain's entire life.  Dr. Phylomena Badsey MA was awarded her PhD from Kingston University in 2005, its topic "The Political Thought of V…

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'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

This is the story of an iconic site on the Western Front from 1916 to the present day. Rick's research into the site and the area continues and we will be hearing the latest findings. Rick graduated with an MA under Spencer Jones/Gary Sheffield at the University of Wolverhampton.  Founder member and UK Secretary of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Associ…

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