New guides to join the Anglia team

In December we ran our third Training Course with the aim of recruiting some new faces to join our team of battlefield guides. Over two days, seven candidates were put through their paces on a course led by Chairman Alain …

Remembrance 100 Years On

As anyone who has been on an Anglia tour knows, the talents of our guides extend well beyond the tours they lead.  Not only do they have over 240 years of combined teaching experience and a combined 325 years of

Why We Do What We Do

On the 19th – 21st March this year I was privileged to be asked by Anglia Tours to conduct a battlefield tour of Ypres and the Somme for a small family group. The lead passenger’s daughter had missed …

A Family at War – Ashley Clark

Sergeant Fred CLARK 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment- a family at war

Fred CLARK was one of 7 sons and 2 daughters born to George and Lucy CLARK of Peterborough. The brothers in age order were George, Charles, Fred, John, …

Vera Brittain – A short appreciation

By the time Vera Brittain’s   Great War memoir Testament of Youth was published in 1933 the road towards a second and yet more devastating world war was already being mapped out. In the years that followed publication, before Chamberlain’s famous …

A young woman at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

In my own small way, I was involved in a ‘first’ for women. I and some 40 other young women lived and trained in the hallowed portals of Old College at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as the first female …

It’s the Best Classroom in the World

St Anne’s Roman Catholic High School – Our Experiences with Anglia Tours

Jenny Howe is Head of History at St Anne’s RC High School in Stockport. She has been running guided history trips with Anglia to Ypres & Somme and …

Anglia Guide Dickie Knight at the WFA Service of Remembrance

On the 11th November, to mark the 99th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Western Front Association held a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. If you were watching the television coverage …

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