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Owen in Scarborough: A performance walk led by Dr Paul Elsam and John Oxley

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Scarborough Railway Station

Valley Bridge Road

Scarborough

YO11 1TS

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‘War Poet’ Wilfred Owen wrote some of England’s most important and memorable poetry, and his words continue to inspire and challenge us. How, though, did a few private months in Scarborough inspire Wilfred to new heights? This walk will explore the places in Scarborough that were known and familiar to Wilfred Owen. We will look at how these places are woven into the story of Owens life, from his first visit on a family holiday to the town in 1905 to the six months he spent here between November 1917 and August 1918 before returning to the Western Front and his death. We will visit places that directly influenced his writing and inspired some of his most important poems. The walk will include readings from Owen's letters and poetry.

The walk is approximately 3.5 miles long on paved surfaces. We will start at Scarborough Railway Station by the tiled map on Platform 3 at 1pm. The walk will then take in locations in South Bay, North Bay and Dean Road cemetery. We will have a 20 minute break for tea/ coffee at approximately 230pm.

In order to ensure a unique intimate experience, there are only 10 places available on this walk.

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Scarborough Railway Station

Valley Bridge Road

Scarborough

YO11 1TS

United Kingdom

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