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049: April 1997


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A Touch of Paradise in Hell


Every-Man’s Sanctuary from the Trenches Jan Louagie (Helion & Company Limited, 2015)    388 pp, with numerous b/w photos and images throughout the text. List of illustrations, a list of abbreviations, ten appendices with extracts from original documents, bibliography and index. In all my experience I have never known a place so vital to mo…

Ep. 75 – Tubby Clayton – Dr Linda Parker


Dr. Linda Parker talks about her book on the Rev. Philip ‘Tubby’ Clayton during the Great War, published by Helion & Co.

Help save Talbot House


The wonderful and iconic Talbot House, a living memorial to the men who lived and served on the Western Front out of Ypres, needs your help. Recent investments in the permanent exhibition hall due to open for the new season starting in April leaves this non-profit charity in need of donations. A home for home for soldiers during the First World…

Talbot House needs your help


Due to open on Thursday, 16 April, but unable to open its ambitious new permanent exhibition due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown Talbot House is now eager to raise funds to get through this difficult period. Investment over winter into a new permanent exhibition was funded on the expectation of a healthy cash flow for the opening months of th…

Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition


In 2004, Harry Patch, ‘the Last Fighting Tommy’, opened the fully restored Concert Hall of Talbot House. On the ground floor there was a permanent exhibition on ‘Life behind the Lines’. That exhibition is now being completely renewed. This time the full focus of attention will be on Talbot House. The visitor is guided through a colourful and very…

ONLINE: Talbot House, beyond the Great War


The presentation will be live and online. When the First World War drew to a close, Tubby Clayton returned home to run an ordination school. Before his departure, he envisioned a Talbot House back home for veterans to cater to their mental, physical and spiritual needs. In a few years, he founded the worldwide TocH charity, organised pilgrimages t…

Lancashire North Despatch: May 2020 1st Email Edition


The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 A Visit to Friedrichshafen and the Zeppelin and Dornier Museums “England has been all she could be to Jews; Jews will be all they can be to England” Brigadier General Reginald John Kentish (RJK)  Gone but not forgotten The Lathom Remount Depot, Ormskirk Lancashire Hospitals during the First World War Mates in…

Lancashire North Despatch: October 2020 2nd Email Issue


Talbot House Every Man Remembered : G/13020 Private Richard Thomas Birch A casualty on the last day of the Battle of the Somme 18 November 1916 Special Orders to No 1 Section, 13th March 1918 Brigadier General Reginald John Kentish (RJK) 'Just a piece of pork'  Barnard Castle War Memorial: Margaret Smith Geddes’ Detachment at the Second Battle…

Ep.219 – The Wartime Career of Prison Reformer Alexander Paterson – Harry Potter


The Wartime Career of Prison Reformer Sir Alexander Paterson M.C. Your browser does not support the audio element. For a brief biography > Sir Alexander Paterson The barrister/priest/author/broadcaster/after dinner speaker, Harry Potte…

Talbot House and 'Tubby' Clayton - Linda Parker


Our branch meeting on Sunday, 8th May 2022 will focus on Talbot House in Poperinge, Belgium and the Rev 'Tubby' Clayton. WFA member from our neighbouring Thames Valley branch, Linda Parker, will be speaking on this subject which forms a small part of her extensive knowledge of padres in the Great War. (The image above shows a group of Queens' (Roya…

Tubby Clayton - a Talk by Francis Mullan


On Wednesday 8th of June, 2022, Branch member Francis Mullan will present his talk on Tubby Clayton. Tubby is of course famous for the establishment of Talbot House in Poperinghe, a haven of peace for all behind the lines in Poperinghe. Meet from 7:30 for an 8pm start Suggested entrance donation of £3.50. As always, this talk is open to all, not…

Away from the Front Line – Poperinge, La Poupée and Talbot House


The 50th anniversary of the death of Tubby Clayton In his memoir, ‘Tales of Talbot House’ (see references below) Tubby Clayton* described Poperinge, at the beginning of the war, as a town of 11,000 inhabitants ‘with no features of interest to the visitor’ (page 8). It was 12 km directly to the west of Ypres and relatively, but not entirely, safe b…