Pie, Mash & Tales – The History of The Victorian Cross

23rd November 2022 - 18:30 to 00:00

Wednesday 23rd November

“The History of the Victoria Cross, Harold Ackroyd and other VC Heroes”

Wednesday 23rd November
6.30pm – Arrival
7pm – Talk
8pm – Supper: Chef’s pie and sharing cheese boards, wine, coffee
£35, Members Guests welcome

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for valour in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856. At present 1363 awards have been won for exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy.

My grandfather Harold Ackroyd won the award in 1917 at the start of the Battle of Passchendaele.

 I inherited the medal set in 1988. This is his story.

Christopher Ackroyd

Sometime Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cider Apple Farmer and Beekeeper.