First World War presentation.
Dr Paul Stamper will be talking about the physical remains of buildings and sites associated with WW1 in England which were discovered by a English Heritage project detailed below.
The First World War has been described as the first total war, a conflict in which a country's people and resources were harnessed towards final victory. During 2014-18 Historic England set out to uncover and study the physical remains left across England by the First World War.
The range of what was discovered is astonishing, reflecting how the home front became as important as the battlefront. It was the place to train and equip new armies, to manufacture armaments, to treat the wounded and to grow more food. As millions of men joined the armed forces, women entered the workforce in munitions factories, as tram and bus conductresses and as farm workers. So do come and join us for what should prove to be an interesting evening exploring a little known aspect of the war.
The meetings will be held at the Comrades Club, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2AY. There is car parking at the club which can be accessed via St.Anne’s Lane, which is off the Causeway in Godmanchester. Doors to the meeting will open at 7:00 pm, with the talk starting at 7:30 pm.
The Comrades Club, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2AY
Wed 6 Mar 2019