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We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.

It’s been nearly 80 years since We’ll Meet Again was first released (not long after Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of war on September 3, 1939) – but the song resonates like only yesterday.

The mind of course immediately pictures Vera Lynn as soon as you hear it – the smiling forces’ sweetheart who tirelessly performed the song on stage and radio around the world giving some brief respite to our boys and those waiting for them at home. But lesser known is the story of the composers behind the song: Ross Parker and Hugh Charles.

The creative duo were also behind classics such as There’ll Always Be An England and Mem’ries Live Longer Than Dreams and our contributor Brian Willey, who knew them personally, reveals for the first time the fascinating story as to how We’ll Meet Again came about in your new autumn issue.

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.

It’s not the only feature to strike a poignant note. Jan Johnstone explores the relationship between the Royal Family and their beloved dogs, focusing on one notable wire-haired fox terrier named Caesar who belonged to Edward VII, while film-director Jason Figgis remembers esteemed photographer of all things supernatural, Simon Marsden, in our haunting photo essay.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

Cornucopia

Hear all about the latest unusual happenings and goings-on in Blighty! Find out which house was deemed too grand for Queen Victoria, how to do Trafalgar Day and what the younger generation really mean by ‘forest bathing’ . . .

A Royal Family Tree

By popular request! Starting with George III, this tree goes right up to Harry and Megan’s baby, Archie, the latest arrival.

Made In England

Purveyors and makers of jams, marmalades and pickles since 1885, Tiptree is an English institution. We head behind the scenes of their factory and farm in Essex.

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

It’s not just dressing-up and bell-ringing, you know. Ahead of the National Town Crier Championships in October, contributor Andrew Benton chronicles the fascinating history of these traditional heralds.

Explore England

Wainwright, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Potter; the central Lake District is the home of so many literary greats. We trace the influence this great landscape had on them.

Forget-me-Nots

If you’ve ever been a train-spotter you’ve probably got publisher of the ABC guides, Ian Allen to thank. Vic Tadd remembers his escapades trainspotting while paying homage to this entrepreneur.

My England

We turn the tables on England’s supreme inquisitor and get Jeremy Paxman to answer some questions for a change!

There’s so much more in this issuebesides including an examination of Prince Charles’s Dorchester development, Poundbury, 25 years after the first residents moved in, an autumnal walk around the temples of Stowe in Buckinghamshire and a profile of Sir John Lubbock, the man behind our Bank Holidays. Plus all the regulars too: Historic Homes of England, In Praise of Modern Britain, Poets’ Corner, Heritage Church, Great Britons and much, much more!

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With our best wishes,

The This England Team

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