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#1 The English Dog

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

Dear Forum Pals

The Leicestershire and Rutland Branch of TheWestern Front Association invites you to their inaugural meeting.

Guest Speaker – HistorianPeter Hart - Somme Success: The RFC on the Somme

PeterHart is the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum and the author of severalbooks about the First World War, including Defeat at Gallipoli, Passchendaele,Jutland (both with Nigel Steel), Bloody April, The Somme, Aces Falling, 1918: AVery British Victory and Gallipoli published this year. He has appeared on several TV documentaries and is a tour guide in his spare time.

Lord Mayor's Room, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
24th October 2011, 7.30pm


Venue: University of Leicester, The Physics Building, Room F10/11 ( access via the Bennett Building)
Date: 24 October 2011
Time 7:30
See http://www2.le.ac.uk/maps






#2 zippy.72

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:57 PM

Best of luck! Couldn't get a better first speaker to get the gig rolling!

#3 Tom Tulloch-Marshall

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:22 PM

... Venue: University of University, .....


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

Good luck Leicestershire and Rutland. Greetings from the Heart of England Branch.

#5 Alan Tucker

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:15 AM

Best wishes. Hope your branch thrives.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:16 AM

Hope the meeting goes well.
Unfortunately I can't join you on the 24th as I am committed to another group on Mondays.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 12:05 PM

thanks guys for all your positive support.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 03:51 PM

I'm looking forward to it! I might even get to stay with my sister in Melton Mowbray!!!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

Hello Everybody

I'm John Sutton - the Branch Chairman (designate) for the new Leicestershire and Rutland WFA. I would like to thank everyone for for kind words and best wishes.
Our inaugural meeting is on 24 October as previously posted.

Please note the change of meeting venue:-

The Inaugural Meeting of the Leicestershire and Rutland WFA is at 19.30 on 24 October 2011
in the Lord Mayor's Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
The Guest Speaker is Peter Hart presenting "Success on the Somme: The RFC on the Somme
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The guest speaker programmes for 2011 and 2012 is posted on the WFA website and also our own website - www.leicestershireandrutlandwfa.com

John Sutton

#10 Kate Wills

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:20 PM

Wow!! The sounds swish John. Can he create a few freedoms of the city too?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:52 PM

Tragic re-writing to remove the pun from the 'real' title of both the talk and the book from which it emanated i.e. 'Somme Success'! Oh well! Did they think I hadn't noticed or something!!! It reminds me of when my publishers refused to allow me to call the Arras air book 'Up the Arras' and thus lost a whole extra constituency of sales....

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

With jokes like that did you get the foreword written by Julian and Sandy, Pete? "Oooh, Mr Hart! It's bona to vada your dolly old eke....."

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:19 PM

I thought the original "Turning point of the war" that you had suggested was best, Peter.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:50 PM

Well done on setting up a new branch.
Good luck for the premier event

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:38 PM

John, what's parking like near the museum?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:53 PM

Your best bet would be Wellington Street which runs parrallel to New Walk - if you can't find a spot there, there is a small carpark halfway down Dover St or you may find street parking on Dover St or one or two of the other streets round there. At that time of night it shouldn't be too bad.

#17 Jonathan D'Hooghe

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:43 AM

All best wishes for a successful launch from the Lincoln and North Lincolnshire Branch.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

Errr it might help to update the WFA website which is still saying the meeting is somewhere else - which I will not reveal to avoid firther confusing everyone and their dog!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

I've called John Sutton, the acting Chairman, this afternoon and he confirms that the venue is as shown on the WFA website and Post 9 in this thread, i.e. Lord Mayor's Room, New Walk Museum. It is not at the University.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:17 PM

Thanks to Keith and Chris B for sorting this out! Yes I had just noticed the first post and not the correct venue in Post 9. I am a fool!

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:11 PM

I've taken the liberty of amending the venue at the start of the thread

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:40 PM

Thanks Alan,

Saves anymore confusion from idiotic twits like me! Like Douglas Haig in another thread you are a sex god and a river to your people*!

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#23 The English Dog

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

hi guys

thanks for your interventions. Re parking there's a lot of side street close to the venue. Could try Princess Road East, West Walk, De Montfort Street. There is some parking on site of via West Street and Princess Road West. Looking forward to Somme Success!!!!


#24 Kate Wills

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:25 PM

And wishing you every success from your colleagues at Northamptonshire WFA.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

Saves anymore confusion from idiotic twits like me!


We'd have looked like twits waiting for you at the museum, Pete! Thankfully, no harm done.

Keith