Free WW1 exhibition

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A free commemorative exhibition showcasing what life was like in Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale during the First World War is taking place later this month.

Organised by Whaley4Wards with the help of local groups and individuals, the exhibition is at the Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge, on November 22 and 22 from 10am to 5pm.

It will feature an audiovisual display, pictures, music, crafts and a living history performance by actors who will talk through life during the war from a soldiers perspective and a general perspective.

The event will also see the launch of several local history books about the period, and there will also be an archiving facility where people can bring along paperwork or other materials and have them scanned or photographed.

The exhibition will also feature subject which would have been familiar to everyone at the time, including the prisoner of war camp at Dove Holes and the Devonshire Royal Hospital in Buxton, which treated many of the wounded.

Anyone with items to be exhibited should contact Jon on 01663 733067.