Learn about the local impact of the First World War at talk

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THE impact that events a century ago had on a then-small fishing village will be discussed at a meeting of an historical society.

Philip Robinson will tell the story of the day Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were murdered, which triggered the start of the First World War.

It will be revealed through the eyes of those involved and will reveal the events that led directly to the death of Lynton White, from Emsworth, on September 3 1914.

It is believed Mr White was the first casualty associated with Emsworth.

The talk is for the Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust on Monday in the Mountford Rooms, Church Path Community Centre, Church Path, Emsworth. The entrance is in North Street.

Admission costs £1.50 for members and £3 for non-members.

For more information email dorothybone@btinternet.com or call 01243 378091.