Meet the village clergyman who captured life in the trenches through his sketches

Meet the village clergyman who captured life in the trenches through his sketches
 

A village clergyman who followed his parishioners into the trenches of the First World War captured life at the front in a series of colour sketches.
They illustrated letters home from France were sent by the Rev Canon Cyril Lomax, who was Rector of Washington Parish Church in County Durham.
He was also chaplain to the 8th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry and was present at the Battle of the Somme from July to November 1916.
After the war, he was a founder member of the preservation committee set up to save Washington Old Hall – now managed by the National Trust - from demolition.... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 33
Source: Sunday Sun
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