2014
06.27

LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a new kind of war memorial that invites the public to write a letter to a soldier.

Not just any soldier, but the soldier who inspired the famous Charles Jagger war memorial on Platform One of Paddington Station in London.

So far more than 3,000 letters have been submitted from schools, groups and individuals, by writers including Stephen Fry, Andrew Motion, Sheila Hancock, Andy McNab, Lee Child, Lesley Pearce and Malorie Blackman, and by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid.

The project was created by Bath Spa University Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Kate Pullinger and Novelist and Theatre Director, Neil Bartlett.

It was commissioned by 14-18 NOW, as part of the official cultural programme for the First World War centenary commemorations.

Kate and Neil are working with a group of editors at Bath Spa University to present a daily selection of featured letters. All letters will be searchable by name, theme and geographical origin.

Letters are being published on the website now and until the anniversary of the declaration of war on 4th August.  

Everyone can contribute their letter by submitting it to the website www.1418NOW.org.uk/letter or posting it to LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER, PO Box 73102, London EC1P 1TY.

Source: Now Bath News

FOR ANDY’S LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER GO HERE

Letter to an Unknown Soldier

Letter to an Unknown Soldier