This new powerful dramatic performance looks at the real lives of people affected by shell shock in the First World War.

  • Driver William Charles Phillips, a Tetbury man who though he never actively fought at the front, died in Gloucester Asylum from paralysis in 1917.
  • Doctor Harold Hills, later to be a Stroud doctor, who worked with sufferers at the Front and prevented many men being shot for desertion through his testimonies.
  • Violet Hall, a wife and mother from a Gloucestershire village who lost her sons and was then cut off from the local community because she was collecting their war pension. ​

​Based on archive records and through research War in Mind looks at the treatment for sufferers, the problems for families and the stigma attached to what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Performances are at 2.30pm and 8.00pm in St John the Baptist church, Broad Street Bristol, BS1 2EZ.

More details, including how to book tickets, are on Spaniel In The Works website here. Scroll down to reach information on performances.

‘The Lost Files’ exhibition will be open in the crypt of the church before and after each performance. See here for details.

For more information email rememberingrealww1@gmail.com

 

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