The second half of 2018 marks the Centenary of the commemoration of end of WW1 with the signing of the Armistice in November. The Centenary Archive Exhibition tells of the tragic deaths of those whose names are on the Southam War Memorial and also explores the lives of many who served and survived but whose names are now almost forgotten.
For some families a faded family photograph is a distant reminder of a grandfather or great uncle who ‘didn’t say much about the war’. Soldiers came home coping with wounds, infirmities and the emotional scars of war. This exhibition provides all the information we have been able to find on all who served, including the women of Southam who served in the VAD Hospital. We have medals, letters, photographs and weapons directly relating to Southam people and in addition we have a video presentation “For King and Country” produced by Alan Griffin to put the contribution of the people of Southam in context.
Our final WW1 Exhibition will open in our new location in Tithe Place opposite Southam Library as follows:
Tuesday September 4th 10:00 – 12:00
and then Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 from September 7th – November 24th 10:00 – 12:00.
Contact us for group visits at other times.