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'Cinema and the Great War' a talk given by Malcolm Doolin

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Malcolm Doolin combined his interests in Silent Movies and the Great War when he studied the films of Malins and McDowell for his MA thesis. His book, The Boys of Blackhorse Road, tells the stories behind the Blackhorse Road School War Memorial. He is currently researching the King's visits to the Western Front.   The East London Branch of The WF…


First World War Day in Walthamstow Village

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The First World War Day in Walthamstow Village event is the outcome of a partnership between East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest: Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church. This is the second time we have worked together on a the First World War Day in Walthamstow Village Last year in May 2017, the First World War Day in Walthams…


Shell Shocked Britain The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health

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  Suzie Grogan Pen and Sword History £19.99 First published 2014 168pp 8pp photographs   Suzie Grogan’s interest in ‘shell shock’ was inspired by a tragic incident in 1922 involving one of her ancestors, Alfred Hardiman. The event was hushed up by the family, and only re-awakened when Suzie discovered the story in The Times archive in 2005.…


Rifleman John Blackmore

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Born at Mile End on 25 October 1899, John Blackmore attended Blackhorse Road Boys' Elementary School, Walthamstow, from 30 September 1907 to 19 December 1913. He enlisted in Walthamstow in 1917 and served as a Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was posted to the 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers) and was killed in action on 9 …