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14 Apr Albert Tatham Ashworth

Albert Ashworth, brother of Walter Ashworth was the fourth generation of boot and shoe makers and sellers to help run the Rochdale family firm. He was anxious to keep the firm going during World War...

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14 Apr The Walmesley Brothers: Cyril Walmesley

Cyril Walmesley was born in Lancaster on 4th April 1890 to James and Caroline Walmesley. James was the head at the Friends School in Lancaster. Cyril studied, with his younger brother Alwyne, at their parents'...

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13 Apr Henry Alty

Henry Alty, a joiner from Pilling, objected to the war on religious grounds. He was court martialed at Oswestry, where he was subject to brutality. Following concerns about his treatment, questions were raised in the...

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12 Apr Letter to Albert Tomlinson

When the Military Service Act of 1916 introduced conscription to Britain, Albert Tomlinson, aged 25, was working as a marble carver for his father’s business, producing tombstones at their workshop and home on Penny Street,...

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30 Nov Bill Fuge: LGBT Campaigner

Bill Fuge describes his memories of attending the first national conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE), held in Morecambe in 1973. Bill also talks about his work as secretary and then convener of...

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26 Nov Gerald Pryke: Conscientious Objector

Gerald Pryke describes his experience as a conscientious objector during WW2, including detention in a disused cotton mill in Chorley and a tribunal in Lancaster Castle. Elsewhere he explains that he was a conscientious objector...

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