Your chance to meet a Great War historian! NOTE IMPORTANT UPDATE PLEASE

Sorry, it appears contrary to the information in this post, Andrew will not be at this event tomorrow due a a change of circumstances. My apologies for any inconvenience or confusion caused.



Here’s one I’m awfully late with, but you still have chance to catch the wonderful war historian Andrew Thornton at the Cannock Chase Military History Weekend tomorrow (Sunday 20th August) and this afternoon if you’re exceedingly quick to get up to Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase.

Andrew is a fantastic, knowledgable and very interesting historian who has contributed much to this blog and the area’s communal local history.

Andrew said:

I will be at the Marquis Drive Visitor’s Centre on Cannock Chase this weekend, selling copies of both volumes of my South Staffords at War books, copies of ‘Hell With the Lid Off’ and also taking enquiries regarding my research service.

Lots of Brownhills men are mentioned in both books.

The event I will be attending is The Cannock Chase Military History Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 19 August and Sunday 20 August. The event is open between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Andrew is also appealing for help with his next book:

Looks like a great read! Image Kindly supplied by Andrew Thornton.

I am currently writing my updated history of 2nd North Midland Field Company, Royal Engineers (Territorial Force), which I hope to have completed and published by November this year.

Although I have a lot of material on men who served with the Company during the Great War already, I am always aware that there are probably photographs, letters and other material that families still have in their possession that may help to tell the story of the Company in more personal detail.

I would very much like to hear from anyone who had a relative who served with 2nd North Midland Field Company, and I may well have information on them that their families did not know about that I can share.

If you are able to help me with my research, I would be very grateful.

Many Thanks
Andrew Thornton

You can contact Andrew via his Facebook page here, twitter account here or by emailing him here:

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