History remediated in social media 

Follow the WWI tweets of William Grudgings.

Tweets from William Grudgings, Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum

Tweets from William Grudgings, Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum

From the East Midlands Museum Service:

“William Grudgings was a schoolteacher at Cobden Street School when in April 1916 he left to join the army. He joined the Leicestershire Regiment and after training was sent to France with the 8th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment. Later he returned to England for officer training and eventually a commission.

Throughout his service William kept a diary and made an entry everyday, simple one line comments on what that day brought. After the war William returned to teaching and was eventually made headmaster of Cobden Street.

Loughborough Carillon War Memorial Museum who have the diary are to post the entries William made each day on Twitter along with appropriate links. Hannah Shuttleworth is the young volunteer who posting (or Tweeting).”

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