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

The January meeting was cancelled due to the current Covid situation and we will be monitoring the situation over the next few weeks before deciding whether to proceed with the February meeting.

Please check this page for updates.

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

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.

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

'God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy'
07 Feb

'God in the Front Line by Dr Martin Purdy'

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

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…

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'The British Army and the Working Class in the Great War' by Dr. Stephen Roberts
07 Mar

'The British Army and the Working Class in the Great War' by Dr. Stephen Roberts

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

This is a study in how the British Army harnessed the working-class skills and identity to fight the First World War.  Examples include road, rail and water transport, mechanical engineering, animal husbandry, food preparation, medicine and clothing repair.  How war service affected the workers in these fields is also explored. Dr Roberts was a Se…

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'The Boys of Leith - Remembering a Forgotten Battalion' by Denise North
04 Apr

'The Boys of Leith - Remembering a Forgotten Battalion' by Denise North

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

The Boys of Leith - remembering a forgotten battalion by Denise North.

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