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7:30 pm,  Thursday 24 November 2016 at Rawdon Community Library (Rawdon Crossroads)

Author, Local Historian &  1st World War Specialist   JOHN DAVIES Will be giving an illustrated talk on:

The Battle of the Somme”

In commemoration of its 100th Anniversary

1915 - Army Recruitment.   View of Westfield Mills from Kirk Lane, Yeadon (now Homebase store in building on far left)

1915 – Army Recruitment. View of Westfield Mills from Kirk Lane, Yeadon (now Homebase store in building on far left)

Territorials at Guiseley Station waiting to leave for the Front

Territorials at Guiseley Station waiting to leave for the Front

The Battlefield

The Battlefield

Last year John Davies gave Civic Society members and visitors a fascinating talk about the beginnings of the First World War up until the Gallipoli Campaign.      This follow up illustrated talk continues that story on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Free Admission.  Donations Welcome.

Large car park. Buses 33, 33A, 747, 757

Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916 near the Somme River in France, it was also one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British suffered more than 57,000 casualties, and by the end of the campaign the Allies and Central Powers would lose more than 1.5 million men. 

 

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Date – Monday 14th November 2016  at 7pm

Location – Rawdon Community Library (Rawdon Library is located at Rawdon Crossroads. Buses 33,33A, 747 & 757.)

Aireborough Civic Society & Rawdon Library present:

Speaker – Jackie Depelle (Family & Local  Historian)

Who will be giving an illustrated talk on:

Using Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archive for Family and Local History.

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  • Free entry – donations appreciated.
  • NB – Find My Past & Br. Newspaper  Archive – FREE to use at Rawdon Library
  • “We are the only library in Leeds to have these websites available for public use.”    
  • Telephone 0113 391 0440 to book.  Help available from Library Volunteers if required.

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