LETTER: First World War battlefield visits planned

EACH year the Lancashire and Yorkshire 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 requested.

The trip specialises in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the above-mentioned battlefields as and when they are requested and an experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip, to commentate on the various battles and the 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.

We support a variety of ex-service charities and institutions. These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all enquiries.

Anyone who requires further information can telephone 01377 734614 or they should write to:

JOHN BATTYE,

Rhodes Street,

Hightown,

Castleford

West Yorkshire,

WF10 5LL