Friday, 30 October 2020

Poet’s communion book donated to village

A BOOK marking Wilfred Owen’s confirmation has been donated to a group celebrating the First World War poet’s connection to Dunsden.

Robin Werrell-Horne presented the holy communion book to the Dunsden Owen Association after discovering it among his father’s belongings several months ago.

It came after his partner Kim Bradley read a Henley Standard news story about the association receiving a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £23,000.

The group 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 September 1911 until February 1913 and was a lay assistant to the vicar of All Saints’ Church.

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