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#51 Jonathan D'Hooghe

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:51 AM

The Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch of the Western Front Association will hold their first AGM and next branch meeting on Monday 29th March 2010 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Bishop Grosseteste University College Students Union Building, Longdales Road, Lincoln.

After the AGM there will be a two part talk by Chris Bailey and Steve Bramley about the 5th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment and their role at The Hohenzollen Redoubt and at Lens in 1917.

All members of the public with an interest in WW1 are welcome to attend but only members of the WFA will be allowed to vote during the AGM"

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:02 PM

Just bumping this up the list, AGM and 2 great lectures this coming Monday. For details see Jonathans posting above this one.....
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:06 AM

Another excellent meeting, an AGM which was efficiently run and over in a few minutes, 2 good lectures.....I know a lot more about the
5th Lincs at Hohenzollern and Lens now, and a convivial evening all round.
June 28th, a lecture that is a "must see" for all in the Lincoln and North Lincs area, and for those further afield able to attend (you're all welcome), Simon Jones and "The Underground war", those that have seen Simon's website and read his postings on the various forums will realise his interest and depth of knowledge on this subject.
So, see you all on the 28th June, and here's a link to the programme page of the branch

http://www.wfa-lincs.../WFAL_p01x.html

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

The Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch of the WFA will hold its next meeting on Monday 10th May 2010 at 7pm. The meeting will be held above the Students Union Bar at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln.
The guest speaker is Eric Noel Farthing who will talk about Adolf Hitler and his life in Vienna.
All with an interest in WW1 are welcome.


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Posted 16 May 2010 - 04:43 PM

After a hectic week, which i shall go into in more detail in due course, let me bring all fellow forumites up to date with what has been going on with our branch.

24th of April saw a branch trip to the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden which was well attended and a resounding success. The connection with the Shuttleworth family & Lincoln runs deep & the collection exhibits examples of Clayton -Shuttleworth machinery as well as the renowed aircraft. All in all agreat day out with superb company.

10th May and Eric Noel Farthing gave a presentation on " Hitler in Vienna ". this gave an insight to Hitler's life prior to his service in the Great War. As always Eric's subject was extremely interesting, provocative and dispelled a few myths that surround the man. Great job Eric & we look forward to having Eric return to speak.

14-15th May. The branch project at Thorpe le Fallows came to a conclusion with an educational WWI history day at Julie's school in Gainsborough on the Friday followed by the rededication of our adopted memorial at Thorpe Le Fallows. Taff Gillingham brought along a detatchment of The Khaki Chums for both days. The children took part in drilling, life in the trenches, recreated the Christmas truce, ran a field dressing station and made poppies that used to make two wreathes. Julie has sent a full article to the Bulletin for publication.
On Saturday the rededication service at Thorpe was held with over 90 people in attendance. The Khaki Chums provided a guard of Honour representing each of the men on the memorial and a flypast from a DH2 fighter ended the ceremony. Our branch publicity member will provide a more detailed report in the bulletin. My deepest thanks and gratitude to all who made the day one never to forget.
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Links to give forumites a flavour of our weekend 14-15 May


Stone before restoration
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WWI history day
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Rededication of stone
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:21 PM

Sounds like it was an excellent day-sorry couldn't make it. Well done to all!!

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 10:15 AM

The Lincoln and North Lincs Branch of the WFA will hold its next meeting on Monday 28th June at 7pm. The meeting will be in the students union building of Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3DY. The guest speaker is Simon Jones, who will speak about The Underground War.
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

Many thanks for all the continued support from our branch members who attended our last meeting. Special mention in dispatches goes to Jonathan D'Hooge for stepping into the Secretary role temporarily. Looks like we'll be setting about our next branch project pretty soon as Mike Credland brought the poor condition of the memorial stone at Blyborough to the attention of the branch. Again we will keep all forumites up to date of our progress.

Guest speaker for the evening was Simon Jones who presented "The Underground War". Simon is an excellent & knowledgable speaker & his subject matter was both enlightening & detailed.
Many thanks Simon for a thoroughly enjoyable presentation.

The branch now takes a Summer break, but Mike Credland is planning a second short tour of memorials in the Lincoln area in August, so watch this space for details.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

Mick
Thanks and thanks also for your hospitality! It was a pleasure to visit a thriving branch.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:15 AM

Nice to meet you for the first time Simon, and many thanks for a very interesting lecture on a facet of The Great War, that is sometimes not given the attention it deserves.
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p.s. now in thw process of reading your book......a really enjoyable experience.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:44 AM

It was good to meet you too, Tom.
Glad you are enjoying the book. My bag was a lot lighter on the way home!

#62 Jonathan D'Hooghe

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:31 AM

As I am away on holiday for 2 weeks in mid August, I am posting an early notice for the next branch meeting.

The next meeting will be held as usual at the Student Union Building at Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln on Monday 6th September at 7pm. The guest speaker will be Ian Walden - The talk will be "A forgotten naval action"

All WFA members and anyone with an interest in WW1 are welcome.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

I am pleased to announce that the next meeting of the Lincoln and North Lincs Branch will be held on Monday 18th October 2010 at 7pm at The Students Union of Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Rd, Lincoln, LN1 3DY. The guest speaker will be Malcolm Johnson who will talk about "The story of a soldier from the KOYLI, based on his letters home"

All with an interest in WW1 are welcome to attend.

I can also confirm that under the guidance of branch Vice Chairman, Dave Grainger, Martin Gibson, Terry Marker and self will be setting forth on 8th October to the Somme. Over the weekend it is hoped to visit, amongst other sites, at least 7 of the 9 graves of the men remembered on the cross at Thorpe Le Fallows. This cross being the cross that the branch restored and rededicated earlier in the year.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:51 PM

Just a heads up for the Thorpe le Fallows Remembrance wreath laying this Sunday 7th Nov. Meet at 10:30 on-site.....all are welcome to this intimate and moving occasion
at our adopted War Memorial.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:41 PM

A group photo of some of the people present at the Thorpe le Fallows Remembrance Ceremony, a beautiful morning, bright sunshine and the trees providing a superb display of Autumn colours. Our ceremony was was a week early to enable Lincoln and North Lincs WFA members to attend other ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday....
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Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:31 PM

I am pleased to remind all who are interested that the Lincoln and North Lincs Branch of the WFA will hold its next branch meeting on Monday 29th November at 7pm. As ever, the venue will be the room over the Students Union Bar at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. The guest speaker is Tom Wislocki who will speak about Leo McKearn's 1976 documentary about the Somme Offensive. Incidentally, this 70 minute programme is currently available to watch on Chris Baker's LLT web site.
All welcome.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:08 PM

Just to bump up next Mondays meeting topic...29th Nov

"The Somme with Leo McKern" this film was made in 1976 by the BBC, and for some reason has not been repeated on air,(as far as I know)..
It is one of the best films about the Battle of the Somme ever made, although suffering from a lack of picture quality and detail due to progressive copying onto tape then digitising, Leo McKerns performance rises above these small niggles.
Please bring your own popcorn if you so wish...the film is 70 minutes long..but what a 70 min's!
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:16 AM

Following the cancellation of the branch meeting on 29th november due to the weather, I am now pleased to confirm that the next meeting of The Lincoln and North Lincolnshire WFA will be held on Monday 10th January 2011 at 7pm. The venue will be once again, The Student Union building at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY. The guest speaker is branch chairman, Mick McDonald, who will speak about The Fokker Scourge - The birth of the fighter aircraft.
All are welcome to attend.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:06 PM

"The next meeting of the Lincoln and North Lincs Branch of the Western Front Association will be held on Monday 21st February 2011 at 7pm. The venue is Bishop Grosseteste University College students union, Longdales Road, Lincoln. The guest speaker is Terry Marker, who will speak about pilot training in the RFC and the RAF from 1912 to 1918. Everyone with an interest in WW1 is welcome"
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

A big thank you to our chairman Mick McDonald, and all involved with the fantastic day out, that our WFA branch enjoyed at Scampton and Wickenby airfields....!!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:02 AM

I wholeheartedly agree with Tom's comment above. Thank you Mick. I shall be writing a report and posting some photos shortly.

In the meantime: The Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch of The Western Front Association will hold its next branch meeting and AGM on Monday 4th April 2011 at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln at 7pm. After a short AGM, the guest speaker will be Mike Credland.
Anyone with an interest in World War 1 will be welcome."

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:55 PM

" The Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch of the Western Front Association will hold its next meeting on Monday 16th May at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the Student Union building of Bishop Grosseteste University College, Longdales Road, Lincoln. The guest speaker will be Roger Frankish who will speak about The Formative Years of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The meeting is open to all who have an interest in WW1. "


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

LINCOLN and NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH of the WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION

MONDAY 4th July 2011
Bishop Grosseteste University College Students Union
7.00 pm
Dr Bryn Hammond "The 501 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle tank co-operation with other arms"
Raffle prizes required please


I am pleased to provide details of the next branch meeting.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Hi Jonathan

Any experts in the Branch on the Kitchener battalions (particularly 2/5th, 7th and 8th) of the Lincolns?


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:46 AM

Nigel, Sorry to be so tardy in replying. I am sure that there will be some "experts" and I will circulate your request immediately. Jonathan