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

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

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 Details

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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