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3 10, 2016

Armistice in Rossendale

October 3rd, 2016|After the War|0 Comments

Armistice means the ending of hostilities before peace negotiations start. At the end of the First World War several armistices were signed by different countries before [...]

3 10, 2016

A Soldier’s Life in the Trenches of The Western Front of World War 1

October 3rd, 2016|Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

World War 1 was fought in different parts of Europe, and in other parts of the world such as The Middle East and on the [...]

3 10, 2016

Why did men from St. James–the-Less have to fight in the First World War?

October 3rd, 2016|After the War, Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

Between early August 1914, when the war started, and 1916 over 150 men from St James-the-Less had joined the armed forces and gone to war, [...]

3 10, 2016

World War One Belgian Refugees

October 3rd, 2016|Life at Home|0 Comments

Between late August 1914 and May 1915 250,000 Belgian refugees escaping the war in their country arrived in Britain. Now, one hundred years later, Europe [...]

3 10, 2016

Conscientious Objectors

October 3rd, 2016|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

Despite the many thousands in the UK who thought it was their patriotic duty to enlist and fight the enemy at the start of the [...]

17 12, 2015

Monument Dedication Service

December 17th, 2015|Todays Legacy|0 Comments

On Sunday, 17th December 2015 – Gaudete Sunday, the third in Advent - and a hundred years after many of the 25 parishioners had gone [...]

3 08, 1914

When War broke out in Rossendale

August 3rd, 1914|Life at Home, Life in the Trenches|0 Comments

There was a lot of patriotism and confidence in the first weeks and months of the war, both in the nation and in Rossendale. People [...]

11 11, 2015

Learning about our parishioners and the war – St James the Less RC Primary School

November 11th, 2015|Todays Legacy|0 Comments

During the autumn term of the First World War commemoration years (2014 to 2018) Year 6 pupils study the causes and impact of the war [...]

22 06, 1918

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919.

June 22nd, 1918|After the War, Life at Home|0 Comments

Before Rossendale and the nation could think of getting back to ‘normal’ after the war, a new, deadly, silent threat appeared during 1918. It was [...]

25 09, 1916

Zeppelin airships

September 25th, 1916|Life at Home|0 Comments

In the two years before the war there were hundreds of sightings of what people believed were airships in the skies from across Britain. This [...]

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