Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 27th November
Thousands of people cast their votes to select one male and one female character from the shortlist of nine. The third character was chosen by primary school pupils in the town.
First World War poet Wilfred Owen, who grew up in Shrewsbury, received the most votes in the male category with over 50 per cent of the vote. Sabrina, goddess of the River Severn is the female selection. Shrewsbury's town crier of over 25 years, Martin Wood, was the third choice chosen by the town's schoolchildren.
The three figures will be cut from sheet steel and placed by an oak bench in Smithfield Road.
Wilfred Owen(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Helen McPhail
This is a guide to the battlefields that inspired the young and sensitive poet, whose poems are probably the twentieth century's best-known literary expressions of experience of war. Detailed maps, military diaries, photographs and modern roads guide the visitor through the battlefields. Owen's letters are used extensively, together with his poetry, linking specific places events, vividly describing the suffering of the trench. Read more...
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