A Taste of the Home Front – Arundel Museum

In June 2015 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant to Arundel Museum to explore the story of how the town of Arundel responded to the problems of keeping the town fed during the First World War. ...

Conscientious Objectors and Farmers

Contributed by Julie Moore Recently, whilst reading through the correspondence of Samuel Graveson, clerk to the Hertford and Hitchin Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, it struck me that there...

The Preacher and the Conscientious Objector

Dr Jacqueline Sarsby is a social anthropologist, oral historian and photographer. She was a full-time lecturer at the University of Kent before going free-lance. Among other books, she is the author ...

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...

Food and the First World War in Germany

Contributed by Dr Helen Boak In August 1916 a group of soldiers’ wives wrote to the Hamburg Senate demanding its support for a peace settlement: ‘we want to have our husbands and sons back from the w...

Farming in the First World War

Contributed by Julie Moore   Sources to Consider and Questions to Ask   The story of the impact of the First World War on farming is one which particularly benefits from research at the local le...