A RESEARCHER is asking if anyone has any information about a woman from the Salisbury area who wrote poetry during the First World War.
Lucy London is interested in information about Anna Bunston de Bary, who was born in Alderbury in 1869 and died in Salisbury in 1954.
Ms London put together a section on female First World War poets at the Wilfred Owen Story – an exhibition staffed by volunteers in Birkenhead, where Owen, one of the most prominent of the era’s poets, lived and went to school for a period. More exhibitions could be in the pipe line.
She said: “The exhibition was so successful that it has been retained indefinitely and I have continued with my research. This is not an academic study but is aimed at members of the general public who may not know much about poetry or the First World War.”
Ms London has web pages that she uses to compile information about female poets. These are femalewarpoets.blogspot.co.uk and inspirationalwomenofww1.blogspot.co.uk.
She added: “I have added a section entitled Inspirational Women of World War One and another entitled Fascinating Facts of the Great War, as I keep finding interesting facts that I would like to share.”
She added: “I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help in my search for Anna Bunston de Bary and indeed any other relatively unknown female poets who were alive during WW1.”
Anyone with any information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.