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War memorabilia donations needed for exhibition

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The Halstead branch of the Royal British Legion is asking for memorabilia to help commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The memorabilia will form part of an exhibition which club secretary Paul Partridge hopes will act as a suitable tribute to those who fought in the war.

The club is asking for people to loan medals, uniforms and other memorabilia as part of a display at its headquarters in The Causeway.

The exhibition, which will run from August 1 to August 4, will also include local memorabilia from the period, such as local recipes and details about the roles people played at home in farming and in factories, not just those that went out and fought.

“We are commemorating all those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Mr Partridge.

“But we want to know what was happening in Halstead at the time too – our history is very important.”

The group is also helping to organise other commemorations around the town, including a church service on Monday, August 4, to mark the day Britain declared military action against Germany, as well as a poppy drop.

For more information, contact Paul Partridge on 07704 357446.

 

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