Local author Valerie Bowker will be signing copies of her new book 'Events in theLife of William Calland, a Gunner in Wellington's Army' priced £4.
The event takesplace at Hyde Library in Hyde Town Hall, Greenfield Street, Hyde on Tuesday 23 February, 2 - 4pm.
Local man William Calland lived on Throstle Bank Street and is buried in St George'sgraveyard in Hyde. He was a gunner in Wellington's armyand served in the peninsular PeninsularWar and at Waterloo.
Valerie's interest was sparked by a workshop linked to anarchaeological dig at Newton Hall in 2012 which brought to her attention a Chelsea Pensioner named William Calland. Her fascinating book is about the events thatshaped his life and the lives of his contemporaries.