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Wilfred Owen Green - photos and film

Posted: 16/10/2010 12:48 | News Home

The ceremony to name the new town green in Oswestry "Wilfred Owen Green" took place on Saturday October 9th.

Peter Owen, the nephew of Wilfred Owen and President of the Wilfred Owen Association, read two of Wilfred's poems and released a white dove as a symbol of peace.

Click here for photographs.  These photographs were kindly supplied by June McCarthy from Oswestry.

A short film of Peter Owen releasing the dove, taken by
The Best Of Oswestry, is available on YouTube.

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Ceremony for naming of Oswestry town green after Wilfred Owen

Posted: 08/10/2010 09:10 | News Home

The sounding of the Last Post and a release of doves of peace will be part of a poignant ceremony to mark the official naming of Oswestry’s town green as The Wilfred Owen Green.

The ceremony takes place on Saturday 9 October - all welcome.

More on the Shropshire Star website (7 October 2010).

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The power of war poetry, from the Western Front to Helmand province

Posted: 05/10/2010 12:48 | News Home

Article about war poetry, which appeared in the Independent on Sunday on October 3rd 2010.

Independent on Sunday website, 3 October 2010

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Dulce et Decorum Est is a favourite with David Cameron.

Posted: 29/09/2010 20:49 | News Home

Asked by the Radio Times about his favourite poem ahead of National Poetry Day next month, Cameron said: ‘I still remember the first time I read Owen’s poems and the incredible power and anger about the First World War.

‘For me, they were literally an eye-opener and I still find them moving when I read them again today.’

Read more on the Daily Mail website (28/9/10) and on the Shropshire Star website (28/9/10) 

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Oswestry town green named after war poet Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/09/2010 13:42 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Green has wildflower meadows, natural play and play equipment and a labyrinth.  There are plans in the pipeline to start organising events in the park, including poetry readings.

Further details on the Shropshire Star website (20 September 2010).

More information about the Wilfred Owen Green is on the Shropshire Council website.

The official naming ceremony will be held on October 9th at 1pm.

 

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