On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he’s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war – in a year crowded with official remembrance and ceremony – we invited everyone to pause, take a moment or two, and write that letter.
The response was extraordinary.
As they arrived, all the letters the soldier received were published here. Using the search boxes, you can also look through the archive for letters by specific people, by location, by theme, or by keywords.
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Anne Christine Ryles, Executive Officer, Newcastle-under-Lyme