LETTERS - Battlefield tour society

EACH year the Lancs and Yorks Historical Society organise 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, and 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 battle 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 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 enquiries,.

Anyone who requires information should write to John Battye, 32 Rhodes Street, Hightown,C astleford, WF10 5LL or telephone 01977 734614. Encolse a medium-sized SAE for postal replies.

John Battye,

Rhodes Street, Castleford