Published:
November 8, 2014
Local 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.

Tessa 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.

The exhibition is being held between November 7th-11th to mark Remembrance weekend.

One 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 their lives."

"It 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."

"The local schools - Hugh Sexey Middle School and Wedmore First School Academy - have also contributed displays."

The 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 War.

Tessa 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."

Opening 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.

Pictured: The opening of the new exhibition this week (photos James Turbitt and John Bennett)

 


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