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Lewes War Memorial by Dr Graham Mayhew


Erected in 1922, following a design competition judged by the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University, Lewes War Memorial stands twenty-seven feet high in the middle of Lewes High Street, at the top of School Hill. Its Portland Stone obelisk is topped by a bronze winged victory looking straight down the hill. At its foot are two more …

Ep. 145 – Stories from the Bo’ness War Memorial – Alan Gow & Robert Jardine


Alan Gow and Robert Jardine about their book (written with Richard Hannah) on the lives and war service of the men who commemorated on the Bo’ness War Memorial, West Lothian.

The War at Sea in Home Waters


The war at sea was wide ranging from engaging with the German High Seas Fleet when it put to sea to maintaining the supply of food and materiale to the UK. Part of this strategy involved the Admiralty utilising domestic fishing vessels to defend our waters against the submarine menace. Often this was a perilous task both from the U-boats themselves…

What got you interested in the First World War?


Tom Thorpe's opening question on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast series - at least for the last 80+ editions, has been to ask his guest to say who they are and say what got them interested in the First World War. The answers given are as varied as the speakers themselves.  At University Most are published historians or authors so it is no…

The Search for Daniel Lightfoot


The search began with the war memorial on the wall of a former pub, the Dog & Partridge, 5 Hot Lane, Burslem, which was opposite my primary school and at the back of the brickworks where my father worked.  I have known it virtually all my life. Only when my friend Mick Rowson and I decided to compile a Great War Roll of Honour for Burslem did I…

John Christie Wright - Artist and Sculptor


Behind every name on a war memorial there is a story, but that of John Christie Wright, commemorated on the Rothiemay War Memorial – a small community in what was formerly Banffshire – is particularly remarkable. Above: Rothiemay war memorial (c) Moray Council 2021  John Christie Wright was born in Aberdeen on 22 August 1889, the son of Moses, …

A Lonely Island War Memorial: Stroma in the Pentland Firth


Two miles north-west of John O’Groats lies the island of Stroma. The name translates from Old Norse as ‘the island in the stream’, the stream being the Pentland Firth. Above: The island of Stroma is the most southerly of the islands in the Pentland Firth. The population of Stroma reached a peak of 375 in 1901. By 1911, the population had slig…

Lewesians in the Great War by Graham Mayhew


First and foremost, I should state that I have a personal interest in this book. 'Lewesians in the Great War', written by fellow Lewes Town Councillor and former Mayor Dr. Graham Mayhew. The project was brought to the attention of the Lewes Town Council Grants Committee meeting, and I argued in favour of supporting the project well in the hopes of …