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.
Due to the current uncertain situation about the future of the Southam Heritage Collection this exhibition will be open for ONE MONTH ONLY.
Open Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 28th May 12:00 – 16:00
and then Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 from May 29th – June 24th 10:00 – 12:00.
Venue: Vivian House basement, entry off Park Lane (CV47 0HF).
Contact us for group visits at other times.