Tubby in­spi­ra­tion be­hind WW1 sanc­tu­ary

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DUR­ING the First World War Tal­bot House in Poperinge, Bel­gium, a few short miles be­hind the front line, be­came a haven for thou­sands of al­lied troops – a ‘home from home’ where they could en­joy some of the com­forts of home and re­mem­ber the men that they re­ally were.

Run by a diminu­tive chap­lain named Tubby Clayton the house be­came known by its army sig­naller’s code of Toc H and ul­ti­mately would be the in­spi­ra­tion for the as­so­ci­a­tion with that name.

Aimed at a fam­ily au­di­ence, this feel good and mov­ing play gives a brief taste of the his­tory of the house and with the aid of po­etry and mu­sic from the Great War, the at­mos­phere that was felt by the troops that vis­ited it. What? Tal­bot House When? Thurs­day, Novem­ber 6 at

7.30pm Where? The El­giva, St Mary’s Way,

Che­sham, HP5 1HR Cost? £13, con­ces­sions £12 Call: 01494 582 900 Visit: www.el­giva.com

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