Crewe Town Council has lent its support to a series of talks and presentations on World War One being planned by Crewe Historical Society.
The first Talk will take place on Tuesday 28th April in Crewe Library at 7.30pm. This Talk will be presented by Dr Rob Thompson and will feature the logistics of World War One – getting men, horses and equipment to the battle front. Logistics was a critical part of the War which is rarely considered. Dr Rob Thompson is a first class speaker whose depth of knowledge on this subject is exemplary. Tickets are £2 and can be purchased on the door.
The next event planned will take place on Friday 22nd May with a presentation featuring information on the Quintinshill rail disaster which took place on 22nd May 1915. Considered one of the worst disaster on British railways, by the end of the day, the 7th Royal Scots lost over 220 men with a further 246 injured all of whom were on their way to Gallipoli. The presentation will be followed by a talk from Peter Ollerhead entitled ‘Crewe in 1915’. The evening will be held at the Cheshire Academy on Broad Street at 7pm. Tickets are £2 and can be purchased prior to the event from Crewe Town Council or on the door.
Further talks and presentations are currently in the pipeline.