November 2019

The Rebuilding Of The City of Ypres After Its Destruction In World War I

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

Contrasting views on the rebuilding of the city from Churchill and Field Marshal French.

Imagine the thriving city of Ypres prior to WWI with 35,000 people and 10,000 buildings. By 1918, this same city was in ruins. Winston Churchill wanted it left desolate to show the terrible message of war but Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander in Chief, wanted it rebuilt exactly as it had been.


Mr Christopher Chanter

Has led lectures, study days and workshops. Author of articles on restoration, consultant on restoration to the Georgian Group. Chairman of Historic Buildings Committee, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society 1999-2004. Correspondent to the Council of British Archaeology.