Percy: A Story of 1918

Percy: A Story of 1918

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A talk on the recent book of the same name, given by historian and author Professor Peter Doyle and illustrator Tim Godden who co-wrote the book.

One day, a small bundle of letters was found in a flea market. Kept together for one hundred years, these few letters tell of one teenage boy, Percy, and his girl, Kitty. This is a story of 1918, and of young people caught up in war, and of the war itself.

It is a true story. Percy Edwards was conscripted into the Welsh Fusiliers in 1918. Trained at Sniggery camp near Liverpool, he was sent to the front, aged just 18. Percy’s letters were few and his words sparse and immature, but they are powerful.
Tragically he was to die of his wounds three weeks after his arrival.

Times: 2pm, Saturday 14 September
Tickets: This event is free as it is part of Heritage Open Days!
Booking: Essential - click here or call 01284 388986 to book
Venue: Great War Huts, Hawstead, IP29 5NW

This event is a Heritage Open Days event promoted by Great War Huts.

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