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)