Appeal for World War One Objects

We’ve launched a public appeal to help tell the county’s story during the First World War.

We want to reveal previously untold stories that emerge from people’s family albums, diaries and other memorabilia. The results could be displayed at the ‘Somerset Remembers’ exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in July next year.

Memorial Plaque

Memorial Plaque

If you have First World War objects, photographs, letters, postcards or other memorabilia which show the impact of the war on Somerset, we’d like to hear from you.

Postcards

Postcards

 We are interested in items relating to agriculture, munitions, rationing, voluntary organisations, hospitals and nursing. Any items relating to prisoners of war, war memorials, soldiers’ charities and family life are also of interest.

Portrait of Soldier

Portrait of Soldier

Watch & Scissors

Watch and  Scissors

The stories which emerge from First World War photographs, letters and other objects are powerful reminders of what the war meant to Somerset.

War Memorial Photograph

War Memorial Photograph

We hope people are willing to lend some of these precious items for the exhibition and so help us to preserve the memory of how the war changed so many lives.

Medals

Medals

If you have something which might be of interest please contact us on 01823 278805, or email somersetremembers@somerset.gov.uk

To keep up-to-date with discoveries follow the blog.

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