The new Education Trustee of The Western Front Association is retired headteacher, Eve Wilson.

Eve says that she believes that young people need a sense of the past to understand the world they live in and to gain the confidence to control their future. She looks forward to extending the WFA’s contribution to this understanding.

History has always been important in her private life. Her husband, Malcolm Doolin, was an historian by training and by passion and, having spent many holidays chauffeuring him around the Western Front, his fascination with the Great War inevitably rubbed off on her. 

They were both co-opted onto WFA East London’s management committee and Eve manages social media for the branch. She supported Malcolm’s organisation of several ambitious special events during the centenary and, when he died in March 2018, took over the organisation of a number of his projects which involved partnership work with local schools, history societies and museum, with the University of Kent and with national centenary commemoration organisations.

Eve represents her branch at local Remembrance Day commemorations and, in 2019, was honoured to support the Chinese Labour Corps delegation at the WFA cenotaph Service of Remembrance.

Eve can be contacted at education [@] 

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