Monthly Archives: March 2015

Go Home and Sit Still

The First World War caused a huge surge in voluntary work, organisations and fundraising. Volunteers came from all classes, but it was largely driven by women and the Home Front whilst their men were away at war. The most popular … Continue reading

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Sue’s Soldier

A well known member of the local studies staff here, Sue Peach, has her own family’s collection of First World War memorabilia, passed on by her granddad, George Henry Slater. A large part of it has been displayed in the … Continue reading

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Humour in the Mud

Today is International Day of Happiness! Happiness and creativity are not usually associated with the trenches of the First World War. However, members of the 12th Sherwood Foresters began their own satirical paper; The Wipers Times. This created some well … Continue reading

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