Bristol Law Society is delighted to put on an unique event to remember those members of the Society who took part in World War One. Please join us for what will be an important, thought-provoking and fascinating evening in the calendar of Bristol Law Society events on Tuesday 30th September 2014 from 6pm until 8pm in the Law Library Small Street Bristol BS1 1DA.
During 2014, the world commemorates 100 years since the start of World War I. Many Bristol solicitors and articled clerks, some bearing the surnames which would later go on to become well known legal practices in Bristol, either volunteered or were conscripted and their names are recorded for posterity on the roll of honour, a gift of Council to Bristol Law Society in October 1920.
Bristol Law Society would like to invite you to hear about the impact of the Great War on the legal profession in Bristol and the role of Bristol Law Society during this period. We will also hear about how Bristol has commemorated the Great War with the BBC WW1 at Home project.
We are honoured to have past President Jack Lyes (1980-1981) and Dr Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth both of University of the West of England as our guest speakers for the evening. Jack is a keen historian and has spent time reviewing the papers of Bristol Law Society at the public records office and both Kent and Charles were successful in bidding for the three month ‘World War One at Home Project’ initiated by the BBC and AHRC and piloted in BBC West. Working with the colleagues in radio based at BBC Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, they have helped compile 100 stories in these regions of people’s experiences in the First World War.