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Podcast: A parish remembers - Phillip Dawson on researching his parish's wartime history. Plus, how the Church Times reported the 1918 Armistice

09 November 2018

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This week, we have published a very special edition of the Church Times to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

Deputy Editor Glyn Paflin has delved into the archives to produce an eight-page supplement recounting the course of the First World War as seen through the pages of the Church Times at the time. At the end of this podcast, he reads the paper’s Leader from 15 November 1918.

Our coverage also includes stories and pictures of how churches have been marking the centenary; William Philpott, Professor of the History of Warfare at King’s College London, considers why the Armistice did not lead to world peace; we look at G.A. Studdert Kennedy, aka Woodbine Willie in a new light; and Peta Dunstan tells the story of Dorothy Buxton.

We also have a fascinating feature by Phillip Dawson about he discovered the stories of the names on the war memorial at Christ Church, Southgate, in north London, with the help of obituaries written by its Vicar during the First World War, the Revd Charles Peploe, and a wealth of other sources.

Ed Thornton spoke to Phillip about the project brought renewed meaning to the church’s remembrance.


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