Fields Unsown


by Catherine Harvey and Louise Monaghan

Late summer 1916. With an overwhelming number of casualties coming back from the Front, Morden Hall has been transformed into an auxiliary hospital for injured soldiers. All over the country women are eager to support the war effort and offer their services as V.A.D. Nurses. But when the daughter of an eminent M.P. who’s pushing a controversial bill arrives, Matron Enid Woods makes it clear Elizabeth Ewing Chapple isn’t welcome.

Fields Unsown uncovers the secret history of Morden Hall Park, exploring the legacy of the First World War, acknowledging its impact on colonialism and honouring Gilliat Edward Hatfeild’s wish that the grounds be enjoyed by the local community now and for many years to come.