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Penrith Remembers the Somme

[P]enrith Remembers arranged a programme of events in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I. This year it has co-ordinated events that commemorate the battle of the Somme. Below is a programme of these events:

June 7th onwards Lowther Castle 

Temporary exhibition of Lonsdale Pals Battalion and dedication of commemorative garden. See for info, Lowther Castle.

June 26th 11am – 16:30pm Shap Wells Hotel 

‘Behind the Lines’ Conference, including talks on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, British POWs and WWI Home Guard.

Enrol by 18th June – £28 per person including carvery lunch. Join via Secretary John Chandler [email protected]

Western Front Association

Details from Chairman Chris Payne 01524 761 418

Tues 28th June Penrith Library 

Talk on The Lonsdale Battalion “On the Home Front” – £2 pay on the day. Free access to computers allowing you to trace your family history.

2.00 pm. Penrith Library & Meeting Room

Fri 1st July St Andrews Church – 10am 

Special Service and Somme exhibition in Church. Book of memories available. Andrew Gardner 01768 866 872. St Andrews Church

Sat 2nd July Skelton Show Field 

Exhibition, book sale and signing of Memoriam book. Skelton Show

Sat 23 July Penrith Showfield 

Exhibition, book sale and signing of Memoriam book. Penrith Show

Sat 23 July 1:30pm Museum of Military life – The Castle Carlisle 

Talks on The Lonsdale Batallion 1915 and Gretna Munitions. Open meeting at the Museum of Military life. See also the Somme exhibition available on that date. Special entrance fee £3. Chairman Chris Payne 01524 761 418. Western Front Association & Museum of Military life.

Thur 25th August – 19:30 Royal British Legion Club Penrith 

‘Haig Reconsidered’ Talk by Prof John Derry – Open to all. Chairman Chris Payne 01524 761 418. Western Front Association.

15th September Talk on Postcards from the Front 

Royal British Legion Club

October 15th 10am – noon St Andrews Parish Centre Rooms 

‘The Somme, Issues for Penrith and Poets’ – visitors welcome. Admission £2, no booking, pay at the door. U3A Somme Day


Dalemain Yeomanry Museum, Dalemain.

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