Meet Margaret

The author of ‘The war poets and the diary of an ordinary Tommy’ will be at the museum as part of our ‘Your Story’ family history research day in November.

In her book, Margaret Parry uses the diary of her grandfather, 34 year old Harry Atkinson to tell a very personal story of the First World War.  Intertwined with extracts from the war poets, and her own original work, Margaret’s book also takes us on a personal journey through the places Harry served in the Somme area.

Margaret will be signing copies of her book, and chatting about her own family history research in the Medal Room, so please do pop by and see her.

‘The war poets and the diary of an ordinary Tommy’ costs £8 and is available from the museum shop.  Call 01748 826561 to reserve yours.

Entry to the ‘Your Story’ family history event on Sunday 4 November is included in your museum admission.