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Priceless Antique Roadshow (3/3/10)


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The 'experts' of the Antiques Roadshow & similar programmes often get slated on here for their comments & valuations of WWI items, but tonight's Priceless Antiques Roadshow (3/3/10) revealed that 'expert' Paul Atterbury has a long standing interest in WW1 and also a family connection which he didn't discover until he felt strangely compelled, when walking to his car having just visited (and not for the first time), to return to the Thiepval Memorial to look in the memorial book for his family name where he found Click; subsequently, having quizzed his father, he discovered that it was his great uncle, who he had previously known little or nothing about, who was commemorated. In addition to the footage of the Thiepval Memorial there is also some of Mametz Wood.

The programme (series 1 episode 2) can currently be viewed on BBC iplayer Here (FFWD to appx 12:30) until 6:59pm Wednesday 10th March 2010.


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In 2002 I went on an organised trip to the Somme and Paul was on it. He gave a very informative talk on ths history of the Thiepval memorial.


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It was a very good piece.


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More WW1 interest on tonight's (5th March) programme (series 2 episode 20 - for some reason these programmes don't appear to have been shown in sequence) BBC iPlayer Click. (Available until: 6:59pm Friday 12th March 2010)

Some very interesting articles shown: a private purchase knuckleduster cum dagger; memorabilia of RFC/RAF Pilot Capt JW Foreman; a painting of an Order of St. John's Nurse (by Sir George Clausen an official WW1 war artist , I think: difficult to pickout the name); photos & letters home of Major R chenevix Trench:


Initials: C R C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Major

Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Unit Text: 2nd/5th Bn.

Age: 30

Date of Death: 21/03/1918

Awards: Mentioned in Despatches

Additional information: Son of the late Rev. Francis Chenevix Trench; husband of Clare C. Chenevix Trench, of Durwood, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 7.


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