Lec­ture ends WWI events

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THE West Lan­cashire World War I An­niver­sary As­so­ci­a­tion is bring­ing its com­mem­o­ra­tion of the con­flict to a close with a last lec­ture to­mor­row.

The as­so­ci­a­tion was founded four years ago by mem­bers of the many his­tory so­ci­eties in West Lan­cashire to lo­cally com­mem­o­rate the events of the war and to re­mem­ber those lo­cal peo­ple who fought and died dur­ing it and the ef­fect the war had on the fam­i­lies left at home.

Dur­ing the four-year pe­riod of the com­mem­o­ra­tion, a church ser­vice was held on Au­gust 4, 2014, to mark the be­gin­ning of the war.

Dis­plays were put on in Orm­skirk Pub­lic Li­brary in­clud­ing the Lathom Park Re­mount De­pot, cov­er­ing the ways that lo­cal women con­trib­uted to the war ef­fort, and the on­go­ing dis­play of the events of the war and the ca­su­al­ties from among the lo­cal peo­ple.

Dur­ing the past four years, the as­so­ci­a­tion has held a pro­gramme of 22 pub­lic lec­tures on var­i­ous as­pects of the war and this will come to an end to­mor­row, when Richard Houghton will give the fi­nal lec­ture on “The Last Hun­dred Days be­fore the Armistice”.

This will take place in Orm­skirk Pub­lic Li­brary at 5.45pm (doors will open at 5.30pm) and is a free event.

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