Berta Ruck: A war-time best-seller

Contributed by Andrew Maunder In its notice of her death in 1978 The Times explained of Berta Ruck (1878-1978) that she had been “a novelist of popular stamp, who wrote very largely for and about you...

Winning the Children

This article has been researched and written by Meredith Andrea, who is the grandniece of a World War 1 boy soldier Clements Hall Local History Group https://clementshallhistorygroup.wordpress.com  i...

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...