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An Iconic WW1 Item

It might seem unlikely that a piece of domestic knitting could be an iconic item from the First World War, but I feel this is one. This example was knitted for ‘Tell Them of Us’ from an original WW1 pattern. Knitted for the comfort and protection its owner, this glove is also designed to help them kill. Read More

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Watch ‘Tell Them of Us’ on Vimeo

We are delighted to announce that you can now watch our WW1 film ‘Tell Them of Us’ on Vimeo. It costs as little as £1.00 to view. Click here to go to Vimeo. Waiting – 1917 (c) Nick Loven

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DVD featuring Tell Them of Us & William’s Story

To mark the Centenary Stitches Exhibition running at the National Archive, Kew, from January to March 2016, we have produced a special Limited Edition DVD featuring Tell Them of Us, William’s Story, and interviews with come of the knitters when the Exhibition was first shown, at The Collection, Lincoln.

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The National Archives, Kew

There will be a special showing of ‘Tell Them of us’ and William’s Story’ at The National Archives, Kew on Friday 15th January 2016.  The films will be screened back-to-back, followed by a panel discussion featuring the director (Nick Loven), cast members and a direct descendant of the Crowder family. Further screenings will be held throughout February and March. Check online Read More

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Charity premiere of William’s Story

Charity Premiere of the drama-documentary ‘William’s Story’ sequel to the film ‘Tell Them of Us’ which told the WWI story of Crowder brothers. Tickets now on sale. All proceeds to the Thimbleby St. Margaret’s Church Restoration Fund.

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In the Trenches 1918

Two weeks ago we filmed the first part of William Crowder’s first hand account of the German Spring Offensive. On duty in a front line trench and in charge of communications, William was awarded the DSO for his courage in keeping the line open. Here are some of the screen captures from filming by cinematographer and Read More

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1918 – William’s Story

We followed Tell Them of Us with a companion drama-documentary ‘William’s Story’: We filmed part one of William Crowder’s WW1 experience of the first day of the Spring Offensive, last weekend at The Trench in Surrey. William Crowder is played by Adam Fox. The drama documentary is directed by Nick Loven. Here are some images Read More

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Chris Gordon – Composer-Producer-Musician

We were very fortunate to have the extremely talented and versatile musician/composer Chris Gordon as composer for ‘TELL THEM OF US’. Here is a little more about him and the process of writing for our film: ‘Chris is a musician, composer and producer from Glasgow.  As a recording artist he has held record deals with East West, Atlantic, Read More

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William’s Story

Our 2014 WWI film ‘Tell Them of Us’, is the true story of one Lincolnshire family, made to commemorate the outbreak of WWI. Their story was told from the home front and the perspective of those left behind. It is now available on DVD. One story remained untold however; what happened to William Crowder at Read More

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Knitting for ‘Tell Them of Us’, WWI Film

Costuming ‘Tell Them of Us’ and the birth of Centenary Stitches’. by Pauline Loven Even before the script was written for ‘Tell them of Us’, I spent a year researching and gathering vintage resources to begin creating the costume. The film was to be set in the Lincolnshire village of Thimbleby during WW1. As I worked I became aware of Read More