Take part and you won’t walk past statue unthinkingly again

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A project caught my eye last week which suggests writing a letter to an unknown soldier to help commemorate the First World War.

It’s based around the statue of a soldier inside Paddington station in London. The statue’s reading a letter and the project asks people to write the letter for publication on the internet.

Your letter could be about war, gratitude, your allotment, whatever you choose.

In the first week the project collected 8,000 letters, an outpouring of connection to our shared pasts.

To find out more, or to get involved, go to 1418now.org.uk where you can submit a letter via the internet or find the address for posting yours.

If you take part, you’ll never walk past that statue unthinkingly again.