Heritage Talks at St Marie’s – The First World War

Tony Miller 3At this time 100 years ago, Great Britain was 6 months into the conflict which we know today as the First World War. It would last for a further 3 and a half years and would result in the death of 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

Join us at St Marie’s (Lugsdale Road, Widnes) on Saturday 7th February as local historian, Tony Miller (Chairman of the Sgt. Thomas Mottershead Statue Appeal) presents a talk on the First World War.

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Sgt Thomas Mottershead

As well as providing an insight into the exploits of Tom Mottershead, Tony will be talking about life on both the front and the home front during the war. He’ll also be addressing some of the myths about why men signed up to go to war and how the government used censorship to stifle criticism of the war in the press.

The talk starts at 2pm prompt. Doors will open at 13.40 on the day.

Attendance is free, but places must be booked in advance.

Places are limited so please book as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book you place, please contact Matthew Roberts via mroberts@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk or (01928) 592 405.

Heritage Talks at St Marie’s are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Our goal is to present fascinating heritage based talks inside an inspiring and beautiful historical building.