Tuesday, 19 September 2017

War author looks at village life

A TALK on village life in 1914 — the year the First World War broke out

A TALK on village life in 1914 — the year the First World War broke out in Europe — is being held in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Local author Chris Whitehead will be speaking at Bix Village Hall on Monday, July 25.

His book Lads, You’re Wanted! Hambleden and the Great War was published in July 2014 — 100 years on from the start of the conflict.

Researched over an eight-month period, the book was written to honour the 46 men from the village who died in what was then called “the war to end all wars”.

On Monday evening Mr Whitehead, a retired chartered accountant who lives in Pheasants Hill with his wife Jo, will be discussing village life in 1914 in the parishes of Bix, Assendon and Pishill with Stonor.



Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.15pm. A donation of £8 is requested to cover costs, to include a glass of wine. The event is sponsored by the Bix branch of the Royal British Legion.

For more information, call (01491) 574868 or email susanberkeley@yahoo.co.uk



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