Eminent historian and patron of our society, Dr. Peter Liddle was the special guest at our monthly meeting on 20 November. He is a distinguished author spanning a career stretching back over sixty years, but is best known as the creator of the nationally acclaimed Liddle Collection at the University of Leeds. This unique archive has assembled the personal experiences of over 4000 individuals mainly from the First World War, including letters, diaries and audio recordings of participants from all walks of life.
In a talk which held everyone spellbound, Peter recounted numerous anecdotes of how he sought out inclusions for the collection, recorded interviews and came to house it at Leeds University. This was indeed ‘a very special experience’ for the many attendees at the meeting. We continue to appreciate just how blessed we are to have such a proactive patron who provides us with continuous support and takes such a close interest in our work.
L to R :Back Row, Alan Rhodes, Rob Hamilton, Graham Bradshaw.
L to R: Front row, John Sunderland, Peter Liddle, Elaine Beach