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London Omnibuses on the Western Front - Roy Larkin


Roy’s talk looks at the pre-war relationship between the omnibus companies and the War Office, the mobilisation of the buses and general work of the buses on the Western Front, and at each of the individual bus companies. He tells the most complete story of London's omnibuses during the Great War based on extensive research using the archives of th…

'The Cost of War' with Roy Larkin


For our February meeting, Roy Larkin returns and on this occasion will speak about 'The Cost of War'. Roy's presentation will include plenty of opportunity to discuss some of the seen and unseen costs of the Great War. Members and guests are most welcome to join the event. Doors open at 13.40 for a 14.00 start. We do request £3.00 on the door to c…

'A discussion on an Eclectic Mix of First World War Photographs' with Roy Larkin


  The talk is simply a selection of photographs/postcards from my own collection with an broadly ASC theme. Providing an opportunity for audience participation which is welcomed. Some images are included for the back story and some simply because they are ‘nice’ and interesting.

Roy Larkin - 'Repairs and Maintenance on the Western Front'


This talk outlines how the growing number of motor vehicles were kept roadworthy and working during the Great War. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 

The Rob Thompson Memorial Conference


The late Rob Thompson was, in his own words, an "accidental military historian". But, in the opinion of others, he was "a true scholar … with a new way of looking at the Great War" and "an off the wall character with rock star charisma". This conference celebrates his lifetime achievements - in historical research, critical interpretation and publi…

'Where the Money Went Part 2 - The Home Front’ with Roy Larkin - Note change of Speaker


  Unfortunately Prof. John Bourne can no longer visit us, but Roy Larkin has stepped into the breach.  In the second part of his presentation of financial aspects of the Great War Roy puts more emphasis on the Home Front than the first ‘Where the Money Went’. He also begins to look at salvage operations that were essential in recouping some of th…

The Invisible Corps - Roy Larkin


Roy will be making a return visit to Ruddington to talk his specialist subject, the Army Service Corps.

In this talk he will give a brief overview of the Army Service Corps 1914-18, revealing a story of evolution, passing the buck and meddling civilians!