In the final episode of Jeremy Paxman’s Britain’s Great War programme he visited Talbot Heath School.
This was to recall how the girls in 1918 had been warned that the men they might have married had been killed. The record of this incident is found in the autobiography of head girl Rosamund Essex who became editor of the Church Times.
Whilst a schoolgirl she lived in Boscombe where her father was chaplain to the Sisters of Bethany.
Britain’s Great War is available to watch again until Sunday 23 February.