The Military Father of the District: Walter Morrison and the First World War


Fri, 10 December 2021. 7:30pm at Settle Drill Hall


Thanks to a grant, this event is now free for everyone.

Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

“In 1914 Walter Morrison had a record of almost 60 years involvement in the military life of the Craven District. His support for the war effort in 1914 and beyond was considerable but perhaps his greatest legacy for future generations would be the part he would play in remembering those who fell in the war.”

Dr Bill Smith, author of ‘Captain Tunstill’s Men’: the story of a Company in the Great War.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.

The in-person venue is the Drill Hall in Settle. Capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing. If it is not possible to hold the event in person, all in-person attendees will be sent the link to the online event.

Access requirements

Due to the historical nature of the building, the venue is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed via a flight of stairs. There is no accessible toilet. The event will be livestreamed for anyone who is unable to access the venue.

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Cost: Free


This event is part of Walter Morrison Festival