Archaeological and Historical Society
World War One Centenary
August 2014 marks the outbreak of war between Britain and Germany 100 years ago.
Like most wars, it was thought it would be over quite quickly, but for Scarborough it soon came home to roost with the tragic bombardment of the town on 16th December 1914. 18 civilians were killed in a seaside town by a foreign power and that was just the beginning. Over the next 4 years, three quarters of a million British men would lose their lives in the fight against a country that what was once one of our closest neighbours.
The Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society will present a series of lectures during the 2014-2015 season looking at the war and bombardment.
Please see our events page for details as they are finalised.
The Society is working in partnership with other organisations in the town who are also putting on exhibitions and events. Please see their websites for details:-
There will be lots of programmes and events over the next few years. Why not find out how your family or neighbourhood was affeted by The Great War"?
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