Marking the centenary of the First World War

I’ve rather neglected this blog for the last month. Not because I’ve been shirking my dissertation duties but because I’ve been trying to work my way through these bad boys: When I originally… Continue reading

What’s in a name?

I vainly Googled ‘Remembered in Stone’ just now, and as well as turning up this WordPress blog, it also unearthed http://rememberedinstone.com, a website for buying granite headstones for your beloved deceased pet (not to… Continue reading

Celebrating the First World War

In a blog for BBC History Magazine, Professor Hew Strachan from Oxford University, asks ‘How can we honour those who died if we do not honour the cause for which they gave their lives?’ Although… Continue reading

Doncaster Free Press: War dead set to be honoured

War dead set to be honoured – Doncaster news – Doncaster Free Press. Members of the Dearne Memorial Group are working to build a war memorial to fallen soldiers from both World Wars.… Continue reading

Sunday Mercury: Scandal of Birmingham’s ‘lost’ First World War memorial

Scandal of Birmingham’s ‘lost’ First World War memorial – Sunday Mercury. Christine Harvey is one person who doesn’t think war memorials should be forgotten. After tracking down her grandfather’s monument, Christine was horrified… Continue reading

This is Hull and East Riding: Hull’s Streetlife Museum showcases Great War memorials from Stoneferry, Wilmington and Alexandra Dock

Hull’s Streetlife Museum showcases Great War memorials from Stoneferry, Wilmington and Alexandra Dock | This is Hull and East Riding. After years spent in storage,  three war memorials have gone on display at… Continue reading

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge Park war memorial to be repaired

Trowbridge Park war memorial to be repaired (From Wiltshire Times). Wiltshire Council has this week started restoration work on the Trowbridge Park war memorial, the Wiltshire Times reports. The war memorial was unveiled… Continue reading

Birmingham Mail: Copper plaques on Walsall war memorials to be replaced to deter metal thieves

Copper plaques on Walsall war memorials to be replaced to deter metal thieves – Top Stories – News – Birmingham Mail. The Birmingham Mail reports that metal is to be removed from all… Continue reading

The Beginning

Today I began researching my dissertation. And when I say ‘researching’, what I really mean is ‘Googleing’. This might sound like a cop out, but it isn’t. Although the First World War broke… Continue reading