This page contains a list of Objects and Places that are associated with Luton's Great War 1914-1918. They have been scanned/photographed and uploaded by project volunteers and members of the public. Many of these objects are linked to individuals and/or events, and form part of a larger story.
From the Luton Directory 1914. Physicians and surgeons.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Artificial teeth makers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Auctioneers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Basket makers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Butchers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Coal Merchants.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Established nearly 50 years. Tel 701.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Photographer.
From the Luton directory 1917. Lamps, irons, kettles, vacuum cleaners.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Piano suppliers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Coach builder and repairs, motor cars.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Undertakers.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Department Store. Phone 689.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Blockmakers, 26 years experience. Phone 34.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Sewing cotton and materials merchant.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Boot and Shoe Stores. 'For good, sound, serviceable boots and shoes at moderate prices go to A. Bunyan Boot and Shoe Stores.'
From the Luton Directory 1917. The Studio, Photographer and Picture Framer.
From the Luton Directory 1917. Carpenter, Joiner, Cabinet Maker.
From the Luton Directory 1917. General Engineer, Maker of Blocking Machines, Felt Lathes, Brim Presses.
From the Luton Directory 1914. Est. 1808. Confectionary Merchants. Telegrams-"Custance Luton".
From the Luton Directory 1914. Bookbinders and Stationers.
Biscot Camp was the home of Number 6 Reserve Training Brigade (Territorial Forces) Royal Field Artillery.
The first of eight letters of correspondance between Percy Coleman and his mother, Lizzie, beginning 13th December 1917.
Y.M.C.A. with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
December 13th 1917
April 16th 1918
This is a photo album that I got from my Grandfather who was a German soldier in WWI and originally based in Minden, Germany. It contains lots of photos he took whilst being at the Western front, mainly from Belgium and France.
Lady Ludlow presented this park in Tennyson Rd to the people of Luton on 12th June 1920 in memory of her son Alex Pigott Wernher who was killed in action in 1916.
102 war graves reside in Luton General Cemetery, 58 of those graves date from The First World War. Many of them are Lutonians who died in hospitals in town e.g.
132 war graves reside in Luton Church Burial Ground, covering both the First and Second World Wars. 82 of those graves date from The First World War.
During the Great War, sending, receiving and collecting picture postcards was hugely popular. Many commercial outlets produced postcards with patriotic messages. Images of soldiers and their families with sentimental verses were also common.
Sending, receiving and collecting picture postcards was very popular in the Great War. Many soldiers on active service on the Western Front would buy postcards in local shops as souvenirs or to send home to loved ones. The subject matter was usually romantic and sentimental.
Sharpenhoe Road, United Kingdom
Signaller George Arthur Flitton, far right
Hitchin Road Boys' School was created in 1883 by the Luton School Board. The memorial lists the names of one master and seventy four old boys "who fell in the First World War".
This cup was presented to South Beds Golf Club in 1916 by officers from the Artillery Training School at Biscot Camp in appreciation for the facilities offered to them by the Club. During the war, the Galley Hill area of the course was used as a rifle range on w
George Kent Ltd, meter manufacturers opened premises in Luton in 1908 and by 1914 employed 450 male workers. Within a few days of the outbreak of war they offered to assist the government in the production of armaments.
The centre panel of this war memorial, originally located at the Luton Works of George Kent, records the names of members of the firm who lost their lives in the Great War either in the armed services or in explosions caused by the manufacture of armaments.
The menu and programme for dinner in honour of the1/5th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. Plait Hall, Luton. October 8th 1919