BBC Request - Influenza pandemic 1918-1919

Posted on 11th October 2017 by Paul Carter

You will have read David Killingray’s article in the July issue of Local History News about the centenary of the flu disaster. He suggested that analysis of the impact would make an interesting and fruitful local history project, and discussed possible approaches and sources.

Jessie Potts is planning a programme for the BBC about the anniversary and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with local first-hand accounts of experiences of the flu at that time, so if you or your group have started work on this please do get in touch with her, as soon as possible.

Jessie Potts
Assistant Producer
+44 (0)7791 451560