Crime on the Home Front

Contributed by Andrew Maunder The War clearly had a disruptive effect on all kinds of aspects of Home Front life. This included the nature and scope of criminal activity. It may have been popular to ...

Gertrude Jennings: Human Comedy Human Conflict

Barry Edwards has been researching the life and work of playwright Gertrude Jennings. She was a successful writer whose plays have been unjustly neglected since the peak of her fame in the first thir...

Researching Actors and Military Service

In this account, Andrew Maunder, who is researching actors and music-hall performers who served in the forces, describes some of the issues which have emerged over the course of his enquiries. He wou...

A Taste of the Home Front – Arundel Museum

This project, exploring how food shortages during WW1 affected food availability in Arundel, West Sussex, is aimed at bringing people face-to-face with some of the lesser known facts on food and food...

From Volunteer to Conscript

Brian Thomson is a local historian with a particular interest in the story of Croxley Green and the wider Rickmansworth area. His most recent publication is Croxley Green in the First World War, whic...

A community collaboration. Wheathampstead’s War.

Across the country, local researchers are collecting stories about their communities during the First World War. In this article, Terry Pankhurst tells how the research that he and his wife, Margaret...