Flanders and the Somme – then and now

Ian Everest made his first visit to the battlefields of the Great War over thirty years ago to visit the grave of his Great-Uncle. Such is the impact it made on him, he has been back every year since. His illustrated talk reflects of some of the significant sites on the Western Front and what can be seen today on the ‘old front’ line’

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before event. 

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact  .

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For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

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Available Tickets: 93

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


  • Ian Everest
    Ian Everest

    Ian’s paternal grandfathers were farm workers as far back as 1841 and probably for generations before. He also worked on farms before attending Agricultural College in the late 1960’s. After further agricultural related work, he had a change of direction in 1987, when he became manager of Newhaven Fort and prepared the scheduled monument for opening to visitors the following year. During 1985 he started researching his family history and this on-going activity has led to the development of these local history talks.

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