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Window competition entries on show at Dunsden

A window for Wilfred

Quakers and peace then and now

Welcome to Wilfred Owen in Dunsden

Entries to the Stevens Competition for stained glass window designs to commemorate Wilfred Owen’s time in Dunsden have now been judged.

We are delighted to be working with the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in this project. A number of open days are planned at the church this May when the public can view the entries to the competition. 

Read more about the window project  here.

The work of Wilfred Owen, and his presence in Dunsden between the years 1911 and 1913, is what links the individuals who form the Dunsden Owen Association. For each of us this connection means something different: creativity, history, heritage, community, the church, pacifism, spirituality. Yet we are united in our common aim of honouring Wilfred Owen, recognising the importance of the years he spent in Dunsden, and raising the profile of this great war poet both locally and nationally.

In 2018, the association successfully commemorated the centenary of the end of WW1 with a fascinating series of talks in Dunsden village hall. They were given by experts in their field and ranged from shell-shock to the response of Quakers to conflict. 

  • celebrate an important local story
  • create art events that will move and illuminate
  • build our community and its links with Ors, France, where Owen died
  • deepen understanding of Owen’s message
  • use our educational skills to stimulate and inform

Our Owen in Dunsden Trail provides a fascinating introduction to Wilfred’s time in Dunsden. We are working to update our free interactive app for iPhone and Android which is currently unavailable. 

A Trail leaflet is also available which you can print off before you arrive in Dunsden.