World War 1 Exhibition

Barford Remembers

On November 9th 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 (The Great War) Barford Heritage Group put on an exhibition designed to show how Barford had been affected. The exhibition covered the stories of individual soldiers, those who died and those who survived. The vicar, Rev. W. Ingham Brooke, preached a forceful sermon to get his parishioners to enlist and the full text was displayed. ¬†Audio stories of heroism and disaster, and a poignant display of a women’s dressing table, which included hand-made silk cards sent from the trenches.

Original artefacts, a drum, rifle and bayonet and a piece of bread saved by a homecoming soldier also formed part of the display. A wonderful map, produced from the 1911 census showed who lived where in Barford in 1911 .

Over 150 people visited the Memorial Hall over the 4  hours the exhibition was open for.

 

 

This page was added on 17/11/2014.

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