Each year the Lancs and Yorks Historical Society organise pilgrimages to the Battlefields of the First World War.

The tours are in August and then again in September covering France and Belgium.

This year we plan to visit the Somme Battlefields and the Ypres salient, we can also visit the Battlefields at Arras,Vimy Ridge and Loos, if these are requested.

The trips specialise in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the above mentioned Battlefields as and when they are requested, and an experienced guide will accompany each trip, to commentate on the various battles and the many historic events that occurred, we can also assist in the tracing of war graves.

The Historical Society was formed as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-servicemen, who have many years of practical experience in conducting visits to the battle areas of France and Flanders, and we support a variety of ex-service charities and institutions.

These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all enquiries.

We are a none profit organisation, and anyone who requires further information should write enclosing a medium sae to me at the above address.

Tel: 01977 734614.