Nostalgia

Nostalgia

The long journey home for Doncaster’s soldiers, Armistice Day 1918.  

In a few weeks, the nation will be honouring Armistice Day, marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Doncaster’s crowds cheered when Armistice was announced on  November 11, 1918, but the end seemed far from sight for many of Doncaster’s brave and battle-weary soldiers, caught on distant shores far from home - as local volunteer Lynda Regan has been discovering.
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Armistice declared on the Steps of Doncaster Mansion House

Doncaster in the days before Armistice 1918 

In just a few weeks – on the 11 November 2018 - the country will be uniting to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of the First World War. Turn the clock back 100 years to October 1918, however, and the mood on Doncaster’s streets would have been very different.  
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