Fighting for your Conscience

During the recent ‘Manchester Remembers’ event week at Manchester Central Library the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society held a Handling Session to show the Disley Tribunal Papers. The Disley Service Tribunal papers consist of an (incomplete) set of documents from men who applied for exemption from military service after the introduction of conscription in …

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International Women’s Day: Margaret Ashton – Champion of Peace

After the initial rush of men to join the fighting at the beginning of the Great War the country seemed to pause. However, after the Battle of Marne (an Allied victory but beginning of trench warfare) the realisation became clear that an end to war would not come quickly.  The true realities became obvious and beyond …

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