September 27th, 2016

Visitors can go back to the First World War with special exhibition at Avoncroft

Visitors can go back to the First World War with special exhibition at Avoncroft Visitors can go back to the First World War with special exhibition at Avoncroft
Updated: 8:01 am, Nov 08, 2015

VISITORS to Avoncroft Museum over the next few days will be able to go back in time to the First World War with a special exhibition coinciding with Armistice Day.

‘Back in Blighty: the First World War remembered’, a trail around the museum’s grounds, has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It opened on Tuesday (November 3) and runs until Wednesday (November 11), although the museum is closed on Monday.

The collection details the experiences of people who were back in England during The Great War who saw far-reaching changes and the fabric of British society altered forever.

Among the topics are strange laws which came into force between 1914 and 1918, the great advances in medicine, the changing role of women in society and even the adventures of Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon who saved a battalion and was decorated for bravery.

A spokesperson for the museum said: “The experiences of soldiers fighting in the trenches are familiar, but the story of what happened to those left behind in England or returning wounded remains largely untold.”

Visit http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/ for more details.

Comments