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The festival in commemoration of Wilfred Owen and of the armistice will run from September 15th to November 17th. Below you will find all events that will be held during this period. If you wish to navigate between months then please follow the link at the top of the calendar. For more information about a particular event please click on the event to view a detailed information page.

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World War 1 Lunchtime Lecture with Two Course Lunch – Simon Jarman MBE

October 31st @ 12:30 pm

“The impact of rationing and food shortages during the First World War”
Queuing for food WW1
Queuing for food WW1

Hunger stalked the civilian populations of all the combatant nations. Agriculture and food distribution suffered from strains imposed by the war and naval blockades reduced food imports. Some countries met this threat more successfully than others. World War 1 Historian Simon Jarman MBE explores this topic in his lunchtime lecture.

Simon Jarman MBE was a soldier for 29 years, including five working for the Army Cadet Force on Training Safety. His encounters from Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Rwanda and much more around the world gave him an insight of the experiences of modern conflict. Simon was awarded the MBE in 1999.

Simon is a keen sportsman and now works running Forest Skills and Bush craft for youngsters along with presentations and displays of memorabilia around the country, linked to the First World War, as an amateur historian he has had a book published linked to his great uncle and his experiences in the trenches.

He managed to fit in a trip of four months working with the British Antarctic Survey two years ago. Simon lives in Oswestry and is married to Linda, he has two children one an Army Officer and the other a nurse.

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This event is sponsored by

Lloyds Animal Feeds


October 31st
12:30 pm
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Oswestry Cricket Club
Morda Road,
Oswestry, SY11 2AY United Kingdom