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Summer 2014




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Barrow Voice remembers the start of WWI

To reflect the national mood of remembrance in Britain today this summer edition of Barrow Voice contains two articles related to World War 1 which, as many of you will know, started in the summer of 1914.
They are very different as one tells the history behind the hand-embroidered pictures soldiers sent home from France, the other is a letter sent from home in Britain to France. This letter is an example of letters written by thousands of people taking part in the ‘Letter to An Unknown Soldier ‘ project where people use their imaginations to write personal letters to someone in the trenches in France. Here at Barrow Voice we would love to receive similar letters sent in by you. Any received would be published in the winter edition to commemorate the end of the war in November 1918. For more information on the project please go to http://www.1418now.org.uk/letter/ and be inspired.
In the last edition the name of the writer of the article ‘Life at Bristol ‘ was missing from the bottom of the page. It was written by Genevieve Silk. I’m very sorry, Genevieve , my fault , and thanks to all the BV readers who let me know it was missing!
The cover photograph is of the Navigation Inn, Barrow upon Soar taken from the bridge.

Gaynor Barton