The packed May meeting was addressed by local Great War expert Howard Martin who told us about the Cartmel Valley men who died during the conflict, including a couple who died in accidents before they left this country and the only naval death which occurred off the coast of Chile when a ship was sunk. The talk, well illustrated with pictures of the soldiers, their residences and their graves or memorials also covered the battles and places where they had died. The dead included boys and men from all parts of the community. Howard shared his knowledge of some of the families involved, having spoken to relatives and people who knew them. He has visited the battlefields and showed us some souvenirs he has collected. His passion for the subject was evident. The talk finished with information and pictures of different types of memorials in the district.