Call for Oswestry monument to poet Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/09/2010 13:36 | News Home

A monument to Wilfred Owen could be created in Oswestry after residents called for the town’s heritage to be celebrated.  Council officials are calling on the public to send in letters of suggestions for what kind of memorial could be created and where they think it should be.

More information on the Shropshire Star website (18 September 2010).

See also: Letter: A better way to honour Wilfred Owen’s generation?


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Poems and messages from injured WW1 soldiers emerge after 92 years

Posted: 06/09/2010 12:36 | News Home

"The unknown nurse kept the book on her uniform while she worked in auxiliary hospitals in England throughout the conflict.

As she built up a bed-side relationship with the soldiers she treated, the unnamed nurse asked them to write their thoughts down in the little book."

Read more on the Daily Telegraph website (6 September 2010)


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Edward Thomas: Words Into Wood

Posted: 25/08/2010 18:47 | News Home

The Edward Thomas Fellowship has published a fine-art limited-edition book featuring eighteen poems by Edward Thomas, illustrated by specially commissioned wood engravings by contemporary artists. This project follows on from the popular series of notecards produced by the Fellowship.

Photographs and further details are on the Edward Thomas Fellowship website.

Alternatively, click here for more information and an order form.

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Officials back renaming Oswestry green after Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/08/2010 15:54 | News Home

Shropshire officials have given their backing to officially change the name of Oswestry’s five-acre site off Gobowen Road to Wilfred Owen Town Green.

It is hoped the Green will become a venue for events marking the outbreak of World War One which has its centenary in 2014.

Read more on the Shropshire Star website (19 August 2010)

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Wilfred's Mild raises £460 for Dunsden church

Posted: 17/08/2010 13:37 | News Home

Chris Hearn, co-owner of The Loddon Brewery, has presented a cheque for £460 to All Saints Church in Dunsden. The Money was raised through sales of their Monthly special for May, Wilfred’s Mild, named after Wilfred Owen.

Wilfred worked as Lay Assistant to the vicar of All Saints Church (found in the field behind the brewery) from 1911-1913, shortly before he went to war. His parents Susan and Tom, and his sister Mary, are buried in the church yard.

Read more on the Society of Independent Brewers website and, if you are a WOA member, in the latest issue of our Journal.

Tags: Wilfred's Mild, Lodden Brewery, Dunsden | Category: General

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