We are looking at the possibility of a visit to Isaac Rosenberg's grave at Arras next April, the centenary of the great East End poet and artist's disappearance on the Western Front in France, and are keen to gauge interest.

Tentative dates would be from April 3 to April 5, 2018. Paula Kitching, the experienced battlefield guide, has agreed to lead the tour. Paula is also the director of the “We Were There” project looking at the important role London’s Jewish population played during the First World War.

Unfortunately the tour will take place during Pesach but this cannot be helped.

It is estimated that the cost would be about £400 per person to include transport, bed
and breakfast, commentary, printouts, etc etc. Meals apart from breakfast will be up to individuals, but suitable advice will be given.

Clive says: “As an experienced visitor to the battlefields I can assure you that the figure quoted is very reasonable indeed. We shall not only be visiting Rosenberg's grave but also discussing the battles in which he was involved and other aspects of the dreadful war. I am trying to establish whether enough people would be interested – we need at least 20
people to make the tour viable.”

Clive needs to hear as soon as possible from people interested (with no obligation at this stage). Email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give him a call on 07941 367 882 and do tell other people you think might be interested.

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