Remember Jericho

I personally have very happy memories of Jericho. Walking around walls was a pretty unconventional battle tactic. I can just imagine the jeering from up on the ramparts, where they had felt certain they were safe from Joshua and his army. God often seems to expect us to do stuff, which to people on the …

Walter Panton(1889-1917)

Dulce et Decorun Est Pro Patria Mori by Wilfred Owen Source:Thomas Trevilla I think this is one of the most powerful works about war ever written. Wilfred Owen’s poem had a huge personal impact on me. Suddenly war was very real, not just something I had viewed on the television. I was reminded of this …

Reggie Brown

Trying to locate the newspaper articles about John Panton today, I came across the following  essay from a boy called Reggie Brown. He was born in 1910.  I think it illustrates my point about including those who are not directly related in your family story. The teacher to whom I do happen to be related, …