Edward Thomas

The 1st World War poet and writer Edward Thomas, who lived at Steep with his wife Helen and 3 children, was the subject of an illustrated talk by Julia Mayo on Saturday 5 July.   This new venture for The Triangle, the first of what may become an annual event, raised much needed funds for The Triangle and The West Liss Pavilion Project.   The cinema quality projection equipment enables a range of educational and social events to be enhanced by projected images in addition to the well- loved regular film nights and annual film festival.

On this occasion, early images of the Thomas family and Steep together with some local photography provided a glimpse of this corner of east Hampshire at the turn of the 20th century and the landmarks still existing today.  3 of Thomas’ poems were included in the evening; A Private, Gypsy and Helen – all chosen for their relevance to the subject and this area.

Thanks go to One Tree Books of Petersfield and Petersfield Museum for supporting this event with their presence and to our willing team of volunteers who provided refreshments and the wine bar.

For full details of the Talk or to contact the Speaker please click image →