War and Remembrance – Shell Basket Documentary


War and Remembrance is a short film about the work of basketmaker and maths teacher, Mary Crabb. The film charts the beginning of Mary’s research into First World War shell baskets – in particular an example of a shell basket held in the collection at the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, and follows with exploring the making of a replica. Mary also shares her own creative work, using basketry and textile techniques, focussing on the facts and figures relating to Cecil, her grandmother’s boyfriend killed in France in 1916.

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