Author’s Western Front guide book

An author from Stamford Bridge has written a guide book for anyone thinking of visiting the First World War battlefields, museums and memorials of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium.

Gareth Hughes, 33, believes his book ‘Visiting the Somme and Ypres: Battlefields Made Easy’ is the perfect start-point for getting the most out of a trip to The Western Front.

Gareth is Head of History at Pocklington School and has led many groups to the Western Front in the past. His experiences showed him there was a real need for a guide book for party leaders, so he decided to write one.

He said: “It strips it down to two to three tour routes. It’s built around stories which other books don’t do. It’s a bit of a niche in the market.”

Gareth was the keynote speaker at an exhibition about Pocklington and World War One last Friday at Pocklington Arts Centre (see pages 12 and 13).

Copies of the book are available from Amazon for about £10.