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045: January 1996


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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939


Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…

'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home!' a talk by Tony Davies


Join us for an interesting talk by Tony Davies about the lads from the village of Knutsford in Cheshire who never came home in the First World War. Based on his research into the men commemorated on the Knutsford War Memorial, and his book 'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home', this well illustrated talk will give us a detailed insight into the…

The Controversy of Commemoration in Ramsbottom after the First World War


War memorials are contentious: the commissioning of large public sculptures has often divided communities, with stories of bitter discord surfacing both during the Great War and in the years that followed. Disputes about the control of war memorial committees, as well as the decisions made by them, often made local newspaper headlines. The main c…

Remembering and Forgetting – local WW1 memorials by Kathy Atherton


Remembering and Forgetting – local WW1 memorials by Kathy Atherton. Remembering and Forgetting is about how local memorials were put together.  People tend to think that they are somehow ‘official’ and accurate but all were community initiatives, funded by communities, schools, churches or social organisations.  As they all had different criteria …

'A Giant Howitzer Made by a Wounded War Hero: the Royal Artillery Memorial, London' by Prof Mark Connolly


Caption: The Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner London, designed and executed by Charles Sargeant Jagger MC. Image: courtesy National Army Museum About the talk: Unmistakeably a giant howitzer, the Royal Artillery Memorial is one of the most arresting and powerful memorials anywhere in the world. The work of Charles Sargeant Jagger MC, i…