Two strikes, a hundred years apart

Contributed by David Hewitt This summer, councillors from Thornton in Lancashire will go on strike. They are members of Wyre Council and, immediately before a full meeting of their colleagues, they w...

First World War Conscientious Objector Workshop

In May 2016 the Everyday Lives in War Centre held a workshop to explore the experience of conscientious objectors before the Military Tribunals during the First World War. This event followed on from...

Father Christmas at the Tribunal

The Kaiser’s assault on Fairyland defeated Contributed by Julie Moore It seems that even the residents of Fairyland were not exempt from the demands of the Military Service Act during the First World...

Joseph, the war, a strike and a maddening memorandum

Contributed by David Hewitt Joseph fought in the First World War, even though that certainly wasn’t what he wanted. Oddly, he had at one time volunteered for military service. But, even more oddly, h...

First World War Military Tribunal Workshop

In September 2015 the Everyday Lives in War Centre held an event which looked at the role played by the military tribunal following the introduction of conscription in 1916. Click here for links to s...

The Preacher and the Conscientious Objector

Dr Jacqueline Sarsby is a social anthropologist, oral historian and photographer. She was a full-time lecturer at the University of Kent before going free-lance. Among other books, she is the author ...

Middlesex Military Service Appeal Tribunal 1916-18

To mark the centenary of the introduction of compulsory conscription, the National Archives would like to remind everybody that the records of the Middlesex Military Service appeal tribunal are onlin...