The Wrong Brother?

I mention in a previous blog post on this page all of the names on the war memorial in St John the Baptist Church. Amongst these are the names Edgar and John Dolphin. You may have also noticed that there is an Egbert Dolphin mentioned on ‘The Fallen’ page but no mention of his brothers…

Feckenham as Palimpsest

Palimpsest. ‘Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form’ – Cathy Turner in Palimpset or Potential Space? Finding a Vocabulary for Site-Specific Performance  Is it possible for an audio tour to be commemorative? To be able to transport you in to the past? To be an act of remembrance?  The…

A forgotten war hero

Whilst researching in to the soldiers who died during the war, I came across a story of a man named Captain J. O. Walford (on the left in the photo). He volunteered to fight at the age of 45 and had survived through the war, but due to shell shock committed suicide 4 years later….

Have we remembered everybody?

Actually we haven’t. The following are the names recorded on the St. John The Baptist Church war memorial who died during World War I. There are five other names on the memorial who are not included in this list, these are soldiers who died during World War II.  The 12 soldiers my project focuses on,…

St. John The Baptist WW1 Memorial

On Wednesday, 24th February 2016, Ben Russell wrote the following article in the Redditch and Alcester Advertiser Feckenham War Memorial has been listed through Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War. Built by communities in the years following the conflict, the memorial, in St John…