Title page to The Day and other Poems by Henry Chappell including portrait,  1918
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Title page to The Day and other Poems by Henry Chappell including portrait, 1918

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Description

Includes a photograph of Henry Chappell in his G.W.R. station porter uniform. Henry Chappell, 1874-1937 became famous over night with his poem 'The Day' published in the Daily Express on 22nd August 1914. It was translated into many languages. He became known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' as he was a porter on Bath Spa Station. He also wrote a book about the railway called 'Life on the Iron Road'. Unofficially it was suggested he should became the new Poet Laureate. He was friends with Rudyard Kipling and knew other famous poets of the time.
 

Image Reference

39114
 

Collection Reference

LOC RS/Bathfiction
 

Original Width (mm)

225
 

Original Height (mm)

172
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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