1918 – 2018 Commemoration

On Saturday morning 3rd November the Library was packed to mark this year’s poignant WW1 centenary .

For the first half of the hour-long event there were video clips from the HISTORY MAKERS project interspersing poems, prose and original writing read by local people.  Follow the links to see what went on:

VIDEOInterview with Delphine Joyce, age 103, remembering WW1 and the Armistice Day when she was a child.
First World War StatisticsRead by Robert Davies 
VIDEO: The History Makers AnthemAn original composition by Mary Keith, based on the poem In Flanders Fields re-imagined by poet John Richmond, and performed by the Mere Singers with Mary Webb students.
THE LETTERAn original story written & read by Peter Traves
In Memoriam (Easter, 1915)by Edward Thomas, read by Merle Traves
Extract from Private Peacefulby Michael Morpurgo read by Malcolm Whittall
Lost Wordsby Mavis Gulliver
SACRIFICEwritten and read by Janet Brain
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred OwenRead by Bob Boden
Last Postby Carol Ann Duffy Read by Sian Campbell-Curtiss
POPPY BOOKMARKSThe making and distribution of nearly 500 bookmarks across the Rea Valley area

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