Lecture: Then All the World
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About the Event
Gilbert Bradley and Gordon Bowsher fell in love shortly before the beginning of the Second World War; however when Gilbert joined the army their relationship survived through beautifully crafted letters.
The letters, which are on display in the Museum from 27 February, came to light thanks to Mark Hignett, the curator of Oswestry Town Museum.
After coming across 600 of the letters in 2017 he began piecing the story together. Initially, he thought they were between a man and woman. It was only once he discovered the ‘G’ signing off the letters was a man that he realised their historical significance.