Great War history talk


History experts will be in Ashington later this month to give talks on the First World War.

Richard Van Emden and Martin Pugh will be joining Northumberland Archives’ own professional, Paul Ternent, in giving a series of free talks at this year’s Northumberland History Fair taking place at Woodhorn Museum on October 26.

Martin Pugh will give the first presentation of the day at 11am with a talk on ‘Woman and the First World War’, and author and TV documentary producer Richard Van Emden will given a talk on ‘Meeting the Enemy’ at 1pm.

The final talk of the day will be at 2.30pm when Paul Ternent will talk about ‘Northumberland at War’.

Tickets for the talks are free but demand is likely to be high so organisers recommend that places be booked in advance.

Seats can be booked either in person at Woodhorn or by calling (01670) 624455.