Talbot House (Toc H)

Today we visited Talbot House (Toc H).

Talbot House is a living museum, Thousands of World War One British soldiers passed through Talbot House during the three years it was open from the end of 1915. It was a place where rank was left at the front door. There was always an urn of tea on the go. There were books and comfortable chairs. There was even a chapel furnished by the soldiers in the hop loft at the top of the house. In spite of the rumble of the guns in the distance, it was a quiet and unique place behind the British lines where men could spend time relaxing, writing letters and meeting with serving friends, brothers and fathers, in what must have felt like a British “home-from-home”.

It was an honour for us to showcase our commemorative work in the gardens of Talbot House.

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The Chapel at the top of Talbot House. This chapel was where the WW1 soldiers would go to see the Chaplain Tubby Clayton before returning to the WW1 battlefields. Today in the Chapel, we felt it appropriate to sing an impromptu version of The Lords Prayer. It sounded beautiful and drew people to the Chapel.

Talbot House

Today we visitied Talbot House – Every man's club (Toc H) is a living museum. Thousands of World War One British soldiers passed through Talbot House during the three years it was open from the end of 1915. It was a place where rank was left at the front door. There was always an urn of tea on the go. There were books and comfortable chairs. There was even a chapel furnished by the soldiers in the hop loft at the top of the house. In spite of the rumble of the guns in the distance, it was a quiet and unique place behind the British lines where men could spend time relaxing, writing letters and meeting with serving friends, brothers and fathers, in what must have felt like a British “home-from-home”.Today in the Chapel, we felt it appropiate to sing an impromtu version of The Lords Prayer. It sounded beautiful and drew people to the Chapel. Thank you to Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots and The Gillian Dickinson Trust for your support. #OneCentenary100Stories #LestWeForget

Posted by Enter CIC on Tuesday, 14 August 2018