A PROJECT to celebrate Dunsden’s connection with First World War poet Wilfred Owen has received a grant of almost £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Dunsden Owen Association and arts company Outrider Anthems will use the money to stage a series of events this year, which marks the centenary of the start of the Great War.
Owen lived in Dunsden from 1911 to 1913 and was a lay assistant to the vicar at All Saints’ Church.
He enlisted into the army in 1915 and was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment. He was killed on November 4, 1918 while attempting to lead his men across the Sambre-Oise canal at Ors.
The association is developing the Wilfred Owen Trail, which will enable people to discover stories about the poet’s time in Dunsden. It will be launched on November 9.