World War 1 history exhibition opened by Burnham-On-Sea's MP
Burnham-On-Sea's MP has opened a new local exhibition showcasing
local history during the First World War.
Munt opened the exhibition, called 'The Isle of Wedmore Remembers
the First World War 1914-19', which is being held at Wedmore Village
Hall until Tuesday.
exhibition is being held between November 7th-11th to mark Remembrance
of the organisers, Tim Moreman, said: "The exhibition includes
displays of photographs, mementos, original artefacts and medals,
relating to life in Wedmore and the military career of local servicemen
- those who died and a selection of men who returned to rebuild
includes the travelling Somerset Remembers the First World
War exhibition and a display of deactivated period firearms,
uniforms and other equipment that can be handled by the public."
local schools - Hugh Sexey Middle School and Wedmore First School
Academy - have also contributed displays."
wider local community whose family did not live on the Isle of
Wedmore between 1914-19 will be also involved, with a display
of photographs of family members who served during the First World
said: "It was an the honour to be invited to open this moving
exhibition. I would encourage everyone to go along, hear the moving
stories and see the fascinating exhibits. A wonderful tribute,
we must always remember."
times for the exhibition are Saturday 8th November 10am - 4pm,
Sunday 9th November 12pm-4pm, Monday 10th November 10am - 4pm,
and Tuesday 11th November 10am - 4pm.
The opening of the new exhibition this week (photos James Turbitt
and John Bennett)