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Memories of War


Sun 04 Mar 2018 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm


The George Hotel
Price: £9
With Sarah Reay, Phyllida Shaw and David S. Smith

This unique panel discussion brings together the stories of three people who lived and worked through the First World War, as told through their diaries, photographs, sketches and memoirs passed down through generations.  Commemorating the 1918 anniversary, we discuss the personal impact that the war had on individuals; far removed from the cited historical facts and figures, and discuss how their stories have been passed on the family members over the past century.

Sarah Reay reveals the story of her Grandfather, Rev. Herbert Cowl – the Half-Shilling Curate, whose unrelenting faith saw him through many of the horrors of war.  Editor and journalist, Phyllida Shaw’s book An Artist’s War explores the sketches made by her ancestor Morris Meredith Williams of life on the battlefield, many of which were made into paintings and sculptures which are seen in galleries and war memorials across the UK.  Lichfield-born David S. Smith explores life on the home-front through the memoirs of his mother Lily.

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