The Winchester Whisperer

A rare insight into the lives of World War I imprisoned conscientious objectors is an extraordinary example of “prison press”. Discovery would have meant punishment.

Essays, poems, cartoons and sketches were written at Winchester Prison on toilet paper, secretly edited, bound with mailbag canvas and hidden in prisoners’ clothing.  The document is held at Friends House Library and Archives in London.

You can access the BBC TV and radio reports about this precious resource via the Quakers in Britain website . The webpage also contains links to Friends House Library resources for researching World War 1.

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