‘Tunnelling for Victory in WW1’ was the title of a talk given by Robin Sanderson and Richard Crompton, for the Dunsden Owen Association on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018. Thanks to Joyce Reed for providing this review. Like their forebears, Robin and Richard are ‘tunnellers’, albeit metaphorically. The third talk of the DOA series saw a
During the four year WWI centenary some may, like me, have had the opportunity to travel to Amiens in Northern France, and to the region of the Somme, there finding resonance with particular family histories. In March, this year, reflective walks through the central quarters of Amiens, including the cathedral square, with its magnificent, 13th
An excellent review by Audrey Gregory of the Friends of Reading Museum (FoRM) Book Group, looking forward to our next talk on Tuesday! Dunsden Owen Association Talks As the four-year commemoration of WW1 draws to a close in Autumn this year, the Dunsden Owen Association has chosen to mark this one hundredth anniversary with a
The Dunsden Owen Association has announced an exciting new series of talks to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of the first world war. They will be given in Dunsden recently re-furbished village hall, entrance £4 on the door including refreshments. Suzanna Rose – Tuesday 10 July, 7.30pm From Shellshock to Post-traumatic Stress
This periodic event at All Saints Church, Dunsden provides a good opportunity to see inside the church where the young Wilfred Owen was assistant to the Rector. For more information see the church website. Sunday 18 February, 2018 Church Open Day, 10 am to 5pm Guided tours of the church and grounds Live music and
Our events list contains details of a concert performance in London on October 8 of three Owen settings by local composer David Breeze.
Description at the Wilfred Owen Association Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way To the siding-shed, And lined the train with faces grimly gay. Their breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray As men’s are, dead. Dull porters watched them, and a casual tramp Stood staring hard, Sorry to miss