Monthly Archives: September 2016

A new resource for exploring the impact of WW1 conscription

In December we’ll be hosting a training workshop focusing on an important WW1 resource, newly available at the North Yorkshire County Record Office. The introduction of conscription in Britain 100 years ago affected many men and their families in Yorkshire localities and beyond. However, men were allowed to appeal for a temporary exemption or, in […]

‘That Vile Train’: Ambulance Trains in World War 1: Alison Kay (National Railway Museum)

Our next meeting is on Friday 30 September 2016 at 7.30 pm, when Alison Kay, archivist at the National Railway Museum, will be uncovering the history of First World War ambulance trains and the millions of people who travelled on them. This talk is part of our special programme reflecting our own WW1 project on […]