Wilfred Owen honoured in Dunsden

Posted: 20/05/2015 20:55 | News Home

Residents of Dunsden have honoured First World War poet Wilfred Owen, who once lived in the village.

They staged a spring festival on Sunday which included poetry readings, games, Maypole dancing and the launch of a visitors trail.

More in Henley Standard (20 May 2015)

See also: Get Reading website

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Wilfred Owen Story named in top Merseyside museums

Posted: 20/05/2015 20:51 | News Home

Conciding with National Museum Day, The Wilfred Owen Story in Birkenhead has been placed second in the top nine of some lesser-known smaller museums in Merseyside.

Based in Argyle Street, The Wilfred Owen Story opened its doors on the poet’s birthday (18th March) four years ago. It is the UK's only permanent exhibition dedicated to the World War One poet, who was educated in Birkenhead.

The full top nine Merseyside museums are listed here.

See also: Wirral Globe article (19 May 2015)

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Wilfred Owen commission - artist sought

Posted: 12/01/2015 12:18 | News Home

A community partnership between Oswestry Town Council, Qube and The Best Of Oswestry is seeking to commission a work commemorating Wilfred Owen.

The bold commission looks to be a poetic and poignant bridge between the town of Owen’s birth, Oswestry, and Ors, the French village where he was killed, just days before armistice was declared.

Once an artist has been selected, a bid will be made to the National Lottery for up to £100K (depending on the work/artist selected).

Click here for a press release.

For information on The Wilfred Owen Commission: or email

Deadline 13th Feb 2015

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Mahim awarded Grade II listed status

Posted: 16/12/2014 14:55 | News Home

"Mahim" (69 Monkmoor Rd) has been awarded Grade II listed status, confirming it is of national importance.

Peter Owen – Wilfred's nephew and President of the Wilfred Owen Association, said: “It is an extremely good idea":

“It means that nothing can be done to it without permission. I think it is really amazing that they are listing the building – they don’t do it every day of the year.”

More in the Shropshire Star (16th December 2014)

BBC website (29th December 2014)

Guardian (29th December 2014)

See also: List Entry

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Professor Jon Stallworthy

Posted: 20/11/2014 13:45 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Association is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Jon Stallworthy on November 20th.  Professor Stallworthy passed away at home at the age of seventy-nine.

Jon Stallworthy was a much admired poet, biographer and literary scholar.  He was the leading authority on Wilfred Owen.


Jon Stallworthy obituary (Guardian, December 3rd 2014)

Jon Stallworthy: Poet and scholar acclaimed for his own work and championing the poets of the First World War (Obituary published in The Independent, December 1st 2014)

Acclaimed professor drew his inspiration from Port Meadow (Oxford Times obituary, December 4th 2014)

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