We return to our indoor meetings in the S&G Hq on Tuesday 2 October, meetings begin 2.15 pm. By drawing together some of the events of the Great War that we have covered and some that we have not yet presented, our October and November meetings conclude our commemoration of W.W.I.
Tuesday 2 October meeting includes a film, Defeat to Victory. The film centres around the 2nd Salford Pals Battalion of the 16th Lancashire Fusiliers as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme (1916). Authentic and deeply moving, the footage reveals what it was like to go `over the top` and how British tactics changed after the appalling consequences of that first day (01.07.1916).
Tuesday 6 November we will review war events from 1916-18 and Daniel Tyler joins us to relate some of the crucial incidents that led to the memorable time and date 11 am 11.11.1918. The Twenty Year Armistice is the title of Daniel`s presentation.
If members have any letters, documents, other memorabilia relating to W.W.I. that they would like to share information about, please bring the item(s) to one of our meetings.
Tuesday 4 December – Muck, Fylthe and Executions. Time to revisit the Tudor era as we mix facts and fun whilst sampling some themed food and drink. Led by the `Lord of Misrule` with special guest, one of Henry VIII`s wives. Please book for this meeting at the end of November meeting or at Horizons. Cost 3 Groats or £3 in `modern` money.
Our 2018 outdoor visits begin.
Saturday 2 June Tour and Tales around the Ribble Valley
Our popular trip is fully booked with a waiting list. If your place is reserved please pay at Horizons and select your lunch menu. Cost: £32.
Departs 9.30 am outside S.&G. Hq. Returns approximately 6pm.
Tuesday 3 July Merseyside Maritime Museum and Afternoon Tea at 30 James Street Hotel
A role play performance at M.M.M. Robert Hitchins was at the wheel of R.M.S Titanic on that fateful night, 15 April 1912, we will hear his account of the tragedy.
Hope Chapin was a passenger on R.M.S. Carpathia, the small liner that rescued the lifeboat survivors of Titanic from the freezing ocean. We will listen to ‘Hope`s’ narrative of the event. Afternoon tea at the former White Star Line Hq. in Liverpool, Albion House, now restored as a hotel that pays tribute to its history. All being well we will have a short tour of the hotel including one of the themed suites.
Please book at Horizons. Cost £18. If booked please meet at M.M.M Albert Dock