THE June meeting listened to a talk given by Paul Harding of Discover History on the First World War.

Paul delivered an excellent talk, providing the group with many fascinating facts regarding trench warfare, as well as the specialised tools that troops invented to solve some of the problems they had in the trenches.

He also talked about how the uniform evolved and the way tactics had to change to cope with modern warfare.

Paul told the group about some of the language used to describe the events that happened. One example of the language, and how it has changed, is the word chatting, which we all know now means to have a talk with another person or two but in the trenches it meant to clear the lice off a uniform. Such is the way that the meaning of everyday language has changed over the years.