[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 www.lowthercastle.org 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.