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France & Belgium

Letter 15th Sept 1915

Hare Hall CampHP

Extracts from WW1 letter “Date Unknown, Year Doubtful” from David Henry Taylor in Hare Hall Camp, London to his sister Ginger (Ethel) Linn in USA.

“At 6.30 physical drills until 7.  Breakfast 7.45 consisting of porridge, boiled bacon, bread and margarine (if you are lucky) and marmalade (if there is any left).  At 8.30 parades, which may be […]

DamageHP

Extracts from WW1 letter dated 4th November 1915 from David Henry Taylor in Balham, London to his sister Ginger (Ethel) Linn in USA.

“I have been round to look at some of the damage.  Then bomb in Chancery Lane fell in the road just outside Stone Buildings, by the Safe Deposit, smashed all the glass around, […]

ZeppelinsHP

Extracts from WW1 letter dated 4th November 1915 from David Henry Taylor in Balham, London to his sister Ginger (Ethel) Linn in USA.

“Earlier in the evening a passing man said to me, « Another Zep raid tonight »  Then almost immediately two more booms, it struck me that it might be Zeps. Then there was a burst […]

The origin of the word ‘bangers’

The origin of the word ‘bangers’ (exploding sausages)

5th Sept 2014

Press Release: WW1 letter explodes

A WW1 Beckenham family archive has brought to light the origin of the word “banger” previously thought to have come in to use in World War Two, possibly as early as 1919 .

In a letter […]

Illustrated Talk

Beckenham’s WW1 soldier’s letters. There will be an illustrated talk, display of some original ‘My Dearest’ archive material and sale of the book at the Bromley Central Library on Thursday 15th Oct 2015 2pm – 3pm £3.50.

www.bromley.gov.uk/localstudiesandarchives

Illustrated Lunchtime Talk

 

There will be an illustrated lunchtime talk, sale of the book ‘My Dearest’, and display of some of the archive material at the Arundel Museum on Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 1pm: NOTE this has been postponed until the autumn to coincide with a bigger WW1 event at the museum

www.arundelmuseum.org/events/view/

 

Display

Events

There will be a display of some original ‘My Dearest’ archive material and sale of the book at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition 2015 – St George’s Church, Beckenham on Saturday 16th May from 10.30am until 4.30pm. FEEDBACK from the event = a lot of interest in the archive and good book sales. Met a […]

Hare Hall Camp