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
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.
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.
- 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.