Timbertown Follies: English Camp in Groningen

During the First World War over 1,500 English soldiers were interned in Groningen. With time on their hands, some of them started a theatre company, The Timbertown Follies, that toured the Netherlands. The story of the camp has recently been the subject of a book (in Dutch) and a theatre show by Stranger Things Have Happened and Stichting Peerd (mainly in English but with some bits in Gronings). The theatre show is on in Groningen this month and is highly recommended.

History of the English Camp

Timbertown Follies Theatre

 

The Principal Navigations by Richard Hakluyt, book of a lifetime: One of the most influential prose works of the Elizabethan age – Reviews – Books – The Independent

The Principal Navigations by Richard Hakluyt, book of a lifetime: One of the most influential prose works of the Elizabethan age – Reviews – Books – The Independent.

Our own Prof. Sobecki is currently editing volumes in what will be the standard edition of this book.

English: English writer Richard Hakluyt (c. 15...
English: English writer Richard Hakluyt (c. 1552 or 1553 – 23 November 1616) pictured in a stained glass window in the West Window of the South Transept of Bristol Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)