'Alice in Wonderland and her lost boys: from Oxford and the rabbit hole to the Somme and beyond' with Marietta Crichton Stuart
18 Feb

This is the story of Alice Liddell, who, as a little girl (pictured), had been the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's story 'Alice's Adventures Underground'. With royal romance, a society marriage, and the loss of two sons in the Great War, Alice led an eventful life in an rapidly changing world. Also, during the talk, Marietta reveals some unexpected connections both with Kent and with her own family!

Marietta has long been passionate about history, studying it at university. She has made many trips to Gallipoli and the Western Front. These trips often related to researching a proposed biography of her grandfather who was killed at the Battle of Loos. She also leads guided walks and gives talks on the Great War, her family's history, and Victorian architecture. Marietta joined the WFA after her first visit to the Loos battlefield and is now a committee member of the London branch.


This is a Zoom Meeting: for details on how to join in contact londoneastwfa@gmail.com


Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
18 Feb 2021 19:30