Royston’s war involvement is explored as book launched at museum

Royston & District Museum

Royston & District Museum - Credit: Archant

Royston’s involvement in the First World War is the subject of a new book to be launched in the town’s museum on Saturday.

Royston’s Call to Arms is part of the What Royston Did project, started by Yolanda Hayes and Pam Wright, which looks at sharing local people’s stories – building a picture of life and times in Royston throughout history.

The book is the result of in-depth research into the town’s involvement during the First World War, and brings together the eyewitness accounts and quirky personal stories of those from Royston who served their country.

What Royston Did researcher and compiler Yolanda Hayes said: “The book has been written as an educational piece for people who want a taste of history.

“It would be a good resource for local school studies or those researching the First World War.”

The main source of the book is the Crow from 1914 to 1918, which kept the town informed of events from the frontline.

The launch will be held from 10.30am to 1pm. The book will be for sale and Yolanda and Pam will be there to talk about it and future plans for the project.