The Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff
Surrey author and screenwriter Robert Cedric Sherriff (1896-1975) is famous throughout the world for 'Journey's End', a play that explores the experience of serving in the trenches of the Western Front.
In 2013, Surrey Heritage was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a First World War commemoration project entitled 'To Journey's End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff', to celebrate Sherriff's life and cultural legacy, focussing in particular on his iconic and deeply moving drama, the action of which is set in a British dugout on the eve of the great German offensive of March 1918. The project culminated in February 2018 with the release of the latest film version of 'Journey's End'.
Find out more about the project on the Exploring Surrey's Past website or have a look at the R C Sherriff Project Blog.