Walmore Hill School pupils F W Harvey window.

Pupils of Walmore Hill Primary School produce a superb F W Harvey inspired window.

Above: the window.

Walmore Hill Primary School pupils were inspired by F. W. Harvey’s poem Gloucestershire from Abroad to produce a Remembrance window at the school.

The inspiration for the window.
The inspiration for the window.

 

Walmore School - pane from the window
Walmore Hill School – pane from the window
Leaves and poppies in the Walmore Hill School window
Leaves, poppies and names in the Walmore Hill School window

Society working on new booklets for 2018.

The Society is currently working on production of new re-prints of “In Pillowell woods, and other poems” by F W Harvey – first published by Harris of Lydney  and “Forest Offering” – a collection of 17 F W Harvey poems originally produced by Frank Green who was headmaster of Viney Hill School.

These are both small collections of poems in pamphlet form that are now very hard to come by.

A photo of Rudge Brook in Pillowell Woods
Rudge Brook in Pillowell Woods

“In Flanders” to be read at centenary of Passchendaele in July

In Flanders to be read at centenary of Passchendaele in July.

A photo of a field of poppies in Flanders by Vincent Brassine.
Field of poppies (Le champ de coquelicots)
Photo: Vincent Brassine/CC, Flickr

The Society is pleased to announce that the reading of ‘In Flanders’ written by F W Harvey will be part of a live event in Ypres Market Square on the evening of 30th July 2017.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is organising the performance which will use a range of contemporary digital projection techniques to bring history to life and will be supported by live spoken and musical performances. The event will creatively tell the story of the war in the Ypres Salient from 1914, with a particular focus on the Third Battle of Ypres of 1917. Passchendaele is one of the national commemorations in Her Majesty’s Government’s four-year First World War Centenary programme.