ONE of the region’s official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty has put together a programme of events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The events are part of a three year lottery-funded project called “The First World War and Nidderdale AONB.”

They include free public talks on First World War archaeology and history connected to the local area, as well as exhibitions, guided walks, a family archaeology day and more.

Project officer Amanda Peacock said: “The events are for anyone with an interest in their local First World War heritage and will take place in locations across the AONB.

“We hope there will be something for everyone, whether you are interested in landscape archaeology, the role of women in the War or the story of the Leeds Pals and their connection with the area.”

The full events programme can be viewed online at

For more information or to find out more about the project, contact Amanda Peacock on 01423-551664 or at