Exhibition telling the stories of Warwickshire people during the First World War

An exhibition telling the stories of Warwickshire people during the First World War is now available to borrow by Warwickshire community groups.

 

 

Volunteers from Heritage and Culture Warwickshire,  Warwickshire at War project have curated a travelling exhibition that tells the stories of Warwickshire people during the First World War.

The exhibition is made up of eight banners, each covering a different topic.  The topics are Agriculture, Commemoration, Women, the Home Front, Recruitment, the Red Cross, Life on the Front and Refugees.  The material comes from the First World War collections at Warwickshire County Record Office and has been researched by volunteers.  The exhibition is available for community groups to borrow to support their own commemoration activities.  Anything from one to eight banners can be borrowed and the exhibition is free to a limited number of groups in Warwickshire on a first come first served basis.

The project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and created in partnership with Warwick District Council, aims to uncover the stories of Warwickshire people during the First World War. A database has also been created and can be found here

Speakers from the Warwickshire at War project can also be booked to provide an accompanying talk, and a demonstration of the database can also be given.

For more information please contact Rowan Fisher on 01926 736397 or rowanfisher@warwickshire.gov.uk.