Lecture ends WWI events
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.