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Mary Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front
At the outbreak of war in 1914, 20 year old Miss Iris Mary Hotblack was at home with her family. They lived in a large, Edwardian, detached, seven room house called The Boltons, on King Henry’s Road, Lewes in Sussex. Mary had been sent away to school in Cheltenham so was used to living away from home and writing letters to stay in touch. She wro…
An ‘Enthusiastic’ Response to War? British social responses to the outbreak of the First World War.
This is an MA Dissertation submitted to the University of Wolverhampton as part of their 'History of Britain and the First World War. It has been adapted slightly from the original for improved online reading, with links and illustrations added for greater enjoyment. TITLE: An ‘enthusiastic’ response to War? British social responses to the outbre…
Ep.277 – The Friendly Invasion of Lewes in 1914 – Jonathan Vernon
Jonathan Vernon, Digital Editor for The Western Front Association, talks about his research into Lewes during the opening months of the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. Jonathan looks at how the town coped with th…