Angela Gilchrist, Editor.
This week’s issue has the theme of Remembrance as we all prepare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on November 11.
Our writers have done us proud, and I should warn you that you may need to keep a tissue or two to hand as you read our poignant stories and features.
On page 61, “A Red-letter Day” by Alison Carter looks at events at the end of the Great War from an unusual angle, while Marcia J. Lingard’s “In Flanders Field” on page 23 brought a tear to my eye, as did “Age Shall Not Weary Them” by Annie Harris, which is on page 43.
Another tragic and much more recent loss inspired the Sumaria family to travel from the UK to Turkey in a colourful tuk tuk to raise awareness of the risks of epilepsy. You can read about their amazing adventure on page 74.
Finally, don’t miss our very special recipe selection which you’ll find on page 36. Karen Burns Booth has recreated some of the original recipes that appeared in the “Friend” throughout 1918, giving us all just a very small taste of what life was like for our forebears.