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...

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...