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Exploring the hidden history of War sites in Lancashire

Forthcoming Talks & Events

These are some forthcoming events that may interest you.

Lancashire At War is not associated with any of these events, but may have some interest in them or links to those concerned.

Kurt Schwitters in Bury: A Talk by Heather Ross July 21st 2018

"Heather Ross looks at Kurt Schwitters’ journey to the North of England and how his internment shaped his art."


This talk will feature the Warth Mill Internment Camp in Bury, Lancashire.

Heather Ross is a PhD student researching Mr Schwitters.

He was a German internee at the "infamous" Wath Mills Camp.




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Another friend of this site is Stefano Paolini.

He is presenting a talk at the Fusiliers Museum, Bury on Saturday August 11, 2018:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


"When Italy entered the war on the side of the Germans, it sealed the fate of hundreds of innocent Italians resident in Britain. Churchill instructed British authorities to “Collar the lot!” meaning immediate arrest and internment at camps such as Warth Mills in Bury.


Based on his book, Missing Presumed Drowned, Stefano Paolini describes the events leading up to mass internment through to the sinking of the SS Arandora Star and the effect on Italian families in post-war Britain.


Stefano Paolini is a popular face on the comedy circuit and was runner up in So You Think You're Funny (2001) and runner up in the BBC New Comedy Awards (2002). He has performed all over the UK and abroad, including Germany, Malta, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Doha, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar. Stefano is also an author and published his debut book, Missing Presumed Drowned, in 2015."


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