Tubby inspiration behind WW1 sanctuary
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