Battlefields pilgrimages

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EACH year the Lancs and Yorks Historical Society organises pilgrimages to the battlefields of the First World War.

The tours are in August and September covering France and Belgium.

This year we plan to visit the Somme battlefields and the Ypres salient, we can also visit the battlefields at Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos, if these are required.

The trip specialises in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the previously mention battlefields as and when they are requested, and an experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip to commentate on the various battles and many historic events that occurred.

The historical society was formed as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-servicemen who have many years of practical experience in conducting visits to the battle areas of France and Flanders and we support a variety of ex-service charities and institutions.

These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all inquiries. We are not a profit organisation.

Anyone who wants further information should call me on 01977 734614 or write to me enclosing a medium sized stamped self addressed envelope.

JOHN BATTYE

32, Rhodes Street

Hightown

Castleford

WF10 5LL