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Richmond WW1 Diary 1 May 1917

Death of John Springett, one of The Alberts dead |  John James Springett grew up in The Alberts. His parents lived at 87 Albert Road and before that the family lived at 66 Princes Road. John was married at the time of his death, with two daughters. His wife Edith later remarried and moved with…

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Easter 1915

In Memoriam (Easter, 1915) By Edward Thomas The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood This Eastertide call into mind the men, Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should Have gathered them and will do never again. Edward Thomas was born into a Welsh family in London. He was a pupil at…

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WW1 Remembrance Poetry – Christ’s School, Richmond

In an extended outreach workshop led by Imperial War Museum poet-in-residence Mario Petrucci, the Museum of Richmond worked with pupils from Christ’s School to produce WW1-inspired poetry. Unlike the 20 minute poetry burst sessions, pupils were able to work for longer on their poems, producing fantastic results. These longer works include an exciting mix of…

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Richmond WW1 Poetry Burst resources

As part of the Richmond at Home and at War project we are producing free resources to help learners explore the impact of the First World War on the people who lived in the borough.  These will be available on the Museum of Richmond’s brand new website (we’ll link as soon as it’s available!), and…

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WW1 Remembrance Poetry – The German School

In October 2014, pupils from The German School in Richmond visited the Richmond at Home and at War exhibition. They had a chance to explore some of the original archive resources used to develop the exhibition, and to examine real and replica objects from the First World War. For anyone studying the war, the poetry produced…