Three walking tours through Preston city centre will be held tomorrow (December 6) starting at midday.
The tours are part of the Preston Remembers programme of World War One walking tours.
All these tours advise you to bring sturdy walking shoes and are completely free.
Details of all three tours are below.
Meeting point – row of red teleophone boxes, Old Post Office, PR1 2EL
12pm – 1pm
This tour focuses on the life of Joseph Garstang.
A market gardener, personal trainer and conscientious objector. He said: “I’m not training these lads up to be cannon fodder.”
He was imprisoned and force fed, finishing the war a broken man.
The tour will finish at the Cenotaph.
Meeting point – Museum of Lancashire
12.30pm – 2pm
This will focus on the life of John Gregson.
He was orphaned at an early age and joined the army before the war.
He was killed in the trenches in June 1915, leaving behind a wife and three children.
The tour will finish at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Meeting point – Avenham Park entrance, Ribblesdale Place
2pm – 3.30pm
This tour will focus on the life of Beatrice Blackhurst.
A mother and campaigner who was part of the committee that set up Preston Station Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Free Buffet.
She was an advocate for children’s and women’s rights.
This tour will finish at Preston railway station.