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Down County Museum Appeal For World War I Objects And Stories
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Down County Museum is developing a temporary exhibition to mark the anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The exhibition, entitled, ‘The People’s Story: Commemorating World War I in County Down’, will focus on local people’s experiences of the war, both at home and on the Front, and the Museum is currently appealing for objects and stories for inclusion in the exhibition.dn_screen

Although the Museum is keen to hear from anyone who has an interesting family story or objects relating to World War I, the Museum is particularly interested in stories concerning women, local mill or factory workers who produced supplies for the war, underage recruits and soldiers’ experiences at local training camps such as Ballykinler. The Museum is especially keen to hear from people who have photographs or objects such as letters, uniforms and mementoes which can accompany their stories in the exhibition.

If you have anything that you think would be of interest to the Museum for the exhibition, please contact Victoria Millar, Keeper of Collections, at Down County Museum, the Mall, Downpatrick, Co Down, BT30 6AH or phone 028 4461 5218,

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Any items selected for display will be returned to owners once the exhibition ends.