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Echoes across the century – a memorial for William Goss Hicks

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    An exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London is telling the story of local man, William Goss Hicks, who died as a result of his wounds on 3rd July 1917. The exhibition has been curated by artist Jane Churchill, a Great Great Niece of Hicks, and Alison Truphet. Based on Hicks’ life and drawing on family documents and his romance with fiancée, Jessie Ellman, Jane has worked with City livery companies and local school children to produce a moving chronicle of her uncle’s life, including many creative responses to the story from the children. The exhibition features over 600 objects through which real and imagined tales are told through heritage artefacts and reactive ‘response’ artworks.



    This Monday, 3rd July, on the anniversary of his death, family and local residents are invited to remember William Goss Hicks at St Nicholas, the church where, with his fine singing voice, he was a member of the choir and helped run the Sunday School. Children from Lady Boswell’s School will be present to remember their former headmaster and all are welcome to attend at St Nicholas church from 13.15 – 14.30.

    William Goss Hicks was born in 1882 in Fulham, the son of William, a…

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