On Saturday 13th June, Judith and Rupert who lead The Bowes Museum’s WW1 Project, hosted the Young Voices group in the Library and Archive. They provided the 7 students with an opportunity to learn about the role that the Library and Archive play within the museum itself, focussing specifically on the work of the last 12 months in establishing To Serve King and Country.
After an initial introduction to the library itself, students explored the growing database and digital Roll of Honour, also having the chance to see original artefacts and paper ephemera that they had discovered online. To finish off the session, Rupert led the group in an exploration of 2 poems written during the war – which the students then rehearsed and recorded – as featured below.
Lamplight, by May Cannan
The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke