Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

WW1 - Events

Below is a list of project events. Watch out for more events as we add them to the site!

Aubers Ridge

Talks at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

From Wives and Daughters to Citizens 

Sat 6 June, 2pm

In 1914 many years of life were closed to women. However, their role during the war helped to modify attitudes. Local researcher John Buckell explores how Northampton women contributed to this change.  

Against the Tide - Northampton Conscientious Objectors in World War One

Wed 1 July, 7pm

A significant minority in Britain opposed the First World War. This talk by local researcher John Buckell, is about Northampton men and women who made a public stand for peace. It includes stories of some of those who refused military service.

The War Memorials of Northampton Town

Sat 18 July, 2pm

Almost immediately after the Armistice, authorities sought ways in which to commemorate and honour those who had served and particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This talk by local researcher Angela Malin will look at the stories behind the various war memorials and regimental memorials to be found around the town.

For Bravery  in the Field

Thurs 6 August, 7pm

Researcher David Folwell explores the story of men from Northampton awarded medals for gallantry during the First World War.

Mixed Messages: A peek at the media and propaganda in World War One 

Sat 22 August, 2pm

Truth has long been cited as the first casualty of war. How were the realities of the tranches conveyed between the battlefield and home front? How were events and emotions manipulated to sustain the war effort? Former news librarian and member of the Western Front Association Kate Wills explores.

All talks £5. Ring 01604 837397 to book

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