2014 is the centenary of the First World War and Craven’s local newspaper, The Craven Herald, is keen to hear from people across the district who have stories to tell about their own families’ involvement in the conflict.
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The book not only traces the lives of all 340 servicemen – killed in both the First and Second World Wars from Arkengarhdale, Swaledale, Langstrothdale, Littondale and Wharfedale – but also attempts to place them back into the Dales that they would have been familiar with.
A new book featuring Craven and the Great War has been written by Ermysted’s teacher Steven Howarth, it is entitled ‘A Grammar School at War – the Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’. The Grammar School was one of the major secondary schools of the Skipton and Craven district of Yorkshire at […]
In 1914, the British Army fielded an Expeditionary Force of seven divisions totalling 150,000 men in support of France and Belgium. From these modest beginnings over seven million men eventually volunteered or were conscripted. Nearly a million of them came from the Empire and Dominions. British Army Handbook is a highly illustrated and comprehensive guide […]
On Saturday 31st March, Craven Community Projects Group has invited professional actors from the Leeds Royal Armouries Museum to present three dramatic interpretations and different views of The Great War in the Octagon Theatre at Grassington Town Hall.