WW1 Commemoration Reading Rug Drop-In

Originally posted on Bradford Libraries:
Come along and be part of the WW1 Commemoration Reading Rug that Bradford Libraries has been making since June 2014. It has been designed by Bradford schoolchildren and to date over 1300 children from around the district have been prodding the rug, using tabs from old “T” shirts. The rug…

The Battle of Arras

Still time to see the excellent exhibition by ‘The Men of Worth Project’ currently in Keighley Local Studies Library about the Arras Offensive! This ‘big push’ was intended to move the Germans back from their entrenched positions around Arras to their own entrenched Hindenburg line and it cost the lives of many local soldiers in…

Cross Roads war memorial is recreated

In 2011 military historians from the Men of Worth Project carried out a survey of all war memorials in the Keighley area removed from churches and other buildings because of their closure. One of these was from Cross Roads Primitive Methodist Sunday School.  A photograph of the original memorial was included in an album in…

‘The Battle of the Somme continues’

A World War One event will take place at Bradford Local Studies Library on Saturday 3rd September. The event will feature a talk about Bradford men in the Battle of the Somme and will be accompanied by an exhibition by the Bradford World War One Group. Tricia Platts from the group and author of ‘Bradford in the Great…

TSO World War One Centenary Archive

To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO have produced a carefully selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations. Bradford…