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Talk: The Cambridgeshire Kitcheners
Wednesday, 9 November, 2016, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
In the opening months of the First World War, 1,500 men from Cambridgeshire came forward to serve their country as a battalion in Kitchener’s New Army, many from the Mill Road area. They came from the city and they came from the fields. Many had never left the county before, let alone their country, and all too many would never return. Whether farm labourers, shop assistants, bricklayers, chauffeurs, university scholars or college porters, men from all walks of life united and became the Cambridgeshire Kitcheners. Author Jo Costin will tell the personal stories of these men. The event is in the St Barnabas Centre, behind St Barnabas Church. Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm. Fully accessible venue, all welcome.