Welcome to the Lancashire (North) branch of The Western Front Association.
Meetings restarted successfully in September with attendees giving their approval to the new venue: The Victoria Institute, 2-4 Brookhouse Road, Caton, Lancaster. LA2 9QT
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.
Entrance donations of £3.00 are invited; there is a raffle and coffee & biscuits to finish the meeting off.
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
This year we are continuing with the traditional format of the AGM followed by members contributions. At the last AGM held in December 2019 we had two great contributions: the first from Dr Iain Adams and his wife, with the second from Andrew Brooks. All members are invited to contribute and share any experience or bring along memorabilia and ar…Event Details
'Propaganda and Reportage: How the Press Reported the War and How the News Was Received at Home' by Mike Coyle
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.Event Details
God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy. A look at the historic debate/argument about the role of Army Chaplains in the Great War, and the popular claim (think Robert Graves etc.) that Roman Catholic clergy were more often seen in the front line than their Anglican counterparts. This talk addresses the main themes head-on, and scrutinis…Event Details