Edward Horner memorial, Mells Church

23rd September 2015

While we were researching Home of our Delight we came across this fascinating BBC audio piece narrated by Charles Booth, Associate Professor at the University of West of England. It focuses on social memory, and how this is reflected more personally, and in a privileged way, in the memorials commissioned in Mells, particularly in relation to Raymond Asquith and Edward Horner.

As well as describing the Mells memorials the piece also reminds us of those clipped tones of the time in which news and  loss were articulated.

Well worth a listen.

This is just one of several fascinating audio pieces to be found on the BBC Somerset, World War One at Home page.

 

 

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