World War One 1914-1918. Each year the Lancs and Yorks Historical Society organise pilgrimages to the Battlefield of the First World War. The tours are in August and September covering France and Belgium. This year we plan to visit the Somme Battlefield, and the Ypres salient, we can also visit the Battlefields at Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos, if these are requested. This year is 100 years since the start of the second Battle of Ypres and and also the Battle of Loos.
The trip specialises in visiting specific Cemeteries or Memorials on the above mentioned Battlefield 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 had many years of practical experience in conducting visits to battle areas of France and Flanders and we support a variety of ex-service charities and institutes, these trips are open to anyone who might be interested, and we welcome all enquiries. Anyone who requires further information should write to
Richmond Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 4E Please send a medium sized SAE for postal replies.