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Wolds Wagoners talk held in Newton on Derwent

Pocklington man Billy Hardy, seated second right, with some of his Wolds Wagoner comrades during World War One.
Pocklington man Billy Hardy, seated second right, with some of his Wolds Wagoner comrades during World War One.

Local Wolds Wagoner expert, Sue Cartledge, will be delivering a talk about ‘The Wolds Wagoners of Sledmere’ this Thursday (5 July) at 7.30pm in the Newton on Derwent Church and Hall.

The Wagoners were an army transport unit made up from East Yorkshire farm lads who took supplies and munitions up to the front by horse and wagon in World War One.

Sue, from Bolton, near Pocklington, studied the Wagoners after finding out that six of her relatives had served with them.

The talk is part of the series of local history events at Newton on Derwent in the lead up to the October unveiling of the commemorative stone honouring the village’s WWI Victoria Cross winner, Harry Wood. Donations are at the door.