The Great War in East Anglian Fiction

Contributed by Jeff Taylor, an independent researcher living in Suffolk with a background in archaeology and museums. For some years he wrote a column on East Anglian Fiction for the Eastern Daily Pr...

Bread and Primroses

Edward Taylor’s 1917 diary is an account of everyday life in Swindon seen through teenage eyes. For a 21st-century reader, it’s remarkable for what it doesn’t mention (see The War that Wasn’t There)....

Researching the Military Tribunals in Warwickshire

Phil Spinks is researching the story of the military tribunals in Warwickshire. In this article he explores the way in which his research began and how it has developed over the past 15 years.

Postcards from the Centre – Did you know?

Did you know that during the First World War the Boy Scouts were called upon to support the war effort by tackling a wide range of tasks, including whitewashing kerbstones, guarding bridges and helpi...

Postcards from the Centre – Did you know?

Did you know that during the First World War women workers at E. Day & Co.’s straw hat factory in St Albans produced 750,000 tropical army helmets? Contributed by members of the St Albans Home Fr...

Research in Brief – Reflections on Collection Day

Children of the Great War collection day Contributed by Michael Roper Our collection day was more successful than we could have hoped, with sixteen volunteers coming forward. Initial numbers had look...

Bushey’s German Connection

Dianne Payne led the HLF-funded project, Bushey during the Great War: a Village Remembers. She recounts here the story of Bushey’s artistic colony, which was closely associated with the Bavarian pain...