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Now the War is Over

Thursday 15th November, 2018

Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow

Thursday 15th November 2018.   2:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Now the War is Over

 

Local historian Derek Beattie talks about life in Ludlow and South Shropshire after the end of the Great War. The end of the war brought a desire for celebration but bad news still filtered back from the front and for some families joy turned to sorrow. The Spanish Flu pandemic was at its height bringing death closer to home. Families waited for their loved ones to return, including prisoners of war, but when would it be? How would those who had been maimed either physically or mentally cope in the future? Would the promise of jobs being kept open for the soldiers be kept? The war was over but the peace had yet to be won.

 

Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street Tickets:

£5.00 on the door (tea and cake included).