“Sarajevo - June 28 1914, Why the world went to war” by Sylvia Clift at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall on March 19 at 7.30pm.

Everyone welcome. There is no charge for this meeting as it is the AGM.

Why did the assassination of an Austrian Archduke in Bosnia result in 16-20 million people dead {take your pick, estimates vary} and affect even a small Worcestershire parish like Chaddesley Corbett?

This year is the centenary of the start of the First World War, a war that changed the direction of world history forever.

Huge bloody battles had been fought since the beginning of time; but never before in recorded history did so many people die, in so many different battles, in so many different countries, for one cause. Take this opportunity to give your modern British history a foundation and discover what brought the characters, whose actions had such profound effect, together on that fateful Sunday.

All enquiries to Rob Blakeway 01562 777679.