Newbury Spring Festival
By kind permission of: National Trust

St Mary's

Lest We Forget

Poetry and Remembrance of the Great War

Tuesday 22nd May, Sandham Memorial Chapel
Burghclere RG20 9JT
11.00am (ends approx 12.00 noon)
2.30pm (ends approx 3.30pm)
£20.00 all proceeds from this event will go to Help for Heroes


11.00am This event is currently sold out - please telephone the Box Office (0845 5218 218) to be added to the waiting list.
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Jonathan Jones speaker


In this fascinating and thought-provoking event, presented to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, the background of the poetry written in the First World War is explained, interweaved throughout with poems.


Jonathan Jones is a knowledgeable and passionate speaker about these sensitive and powerful responses produced during and after the Great War, and explores the origins of the ways in which we remember the conflict, including how the ‘Unknown Warrior’ came to be so named, the origins of the Poppy Appeal, and the Cenotaph. Readings will include the work of iconic poets, including Rudyard Kipling who lost his only son, John Kipling, at the Battle of Loos in September 1915.



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