The Trinity Association
World War 1 Talk
On the evening of Friday 19th October, The Trinity Association hosted a talk in the Beechdale Social Area to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Mr Howell and Mr Stevens gave an enlightening account of the conclusion of the 1914 – 1918 war to an audience of almost 60 people, with interesting dialogue and demonstrations of how the conflict was brought to an end.
The Trinity Association also provided refreshments and supper.
Mr. Shenton, on behalf of The Trinity Association, thanked Mr Howell and Mr Stevens by presenting each with a book about the World War 1 era. Thanks also goes to all those who came to the talk and to Adkins Bakery for the donation of their cobs.
This year is the last of the centenaries of the First World War. However, there was an audible sigh of relief that Mr. Howell and Mr. Stevens will be returning to deliver some future lectures on the Second World War - watch this space for details!
The theme of Mr. Howell's talk was how and why the First World War ended in 1918, including the role of the British Army in securing victory. This talk followed on from previous years' presentations about the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.
Mr. Stevens focused on the three 'G's - Guns, Grenades and Gas - through the use of artefacts from his collection.
The audience members were both entertained and fascinated by the knowledge and command of details that Mr. Howell and Mr. Stevens demonstrated. There was also an opportunity during the interval to handle some of the artefacts.