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I have changed my name from Mary Wardle to Charlie Curtis.

My grandfather, Charlie Curtis, was an artist and a gardener. He painted the landscapes that inspired his garden making. While serving in France during WW1 he continued to paint as a part of his diary keeping. His life was cut short by the impact his experiences in Flanders Fields had upon him.

I, Mary Wardle, now Charlie Curtis, am an artist and gardener. My life is very rich and full, my works veined with the spirit of my grandfather.

In remembrance and honour of a creative life cut short by the unspeakable horrors of war I have chosen to take my grandfather’s name.