Miscellaneous articles that provide context for the lives of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers.
Re-purposing a WW1 notebook
Farnhill WW1 Volunteer John William Dawson served in the Royal Field Artillery during the war and kept a signals training notebook. After the war his wife Annie put the book to a different use, using the blank pages to record recipes and household hints, starting at the back with the pages turned upside down.
A slideshow has been created showing both uses of the notebook.
In a second article for the project lookng at life at home during WW1, Isobel Stirk examines what both adults and children were reading, how they were spending their leisure time, and what children were being taught about the war at school.