I know nothing about the first world war


These informal and friendly ‘evening classes’ are being organised by Robert Wellen, in a purely personal capacity, although they have been ‘tested’ on two bell ringers! Free, with donations to the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation asked in appreciation. Registration is open to the ‘day before’ but be advised to ‘book early’. Please do forward to family and friends, or local history societies, as all are welcome.

Is that you? Would you like to learn the basics, just to satisfy your own interest, in a totally informal, relaxed and friendly way? If yes, then please sign up for these totally free, 60 minute each, illustrated talks. The sessions are presented as ‘one friend explaining the subject to another’. Indeed that is exactly how they started when two friends of the presenter said to him that they “knew nothing about the First World War”. They are NOT academic courses; there are no exams, tests or homework; there are no qualifications. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed. The ‘evening classes’ are given by Robert Wellen, who is not an academic or teacher; rather he is someone who has had a lifelong interest in history and in particular the First World War and who enjoys talking about the subject and who has a Masters Degree in History from Lancaster University.

Ideally you need to be able to attend all four sessions – booking via Eventbrite – click on the link below. If you enjoy the ‘courses’ and would like to give a donation in appreciation, my recommended charity is detailed below.

Robert Wellen, 67 The Meadows, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4SP Tel: 01747 825131 or 07817 633584.

If you would like to give a donation to charity after these talks:
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people-especially the young-with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the inspiring stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting in the two world wars.

The CWGF is an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (charity number 1171947)