Museum Appeals for Information on Five North Somerset People

A public appeal has been launched by Weston-super-Mare Museum, seeking information on the lives of five people in North Somerset during the First World War.

The museum wants to uncover the lives of Alfred Leete, Edith Graves-Knyfton, Robert William Cruse, Harry Mogg and Beatrice Paige, before, during and after the First World War.

The results of the appeal could be displayed at an exhibition, titled ‘Five Lives, Five Stories: North Somerset People and the First World War’, which will open in June next year.

These people have been selected for their varied roles during the war: an artist, a British Red Cross organiser, a soldier, a military band conductor, and the first female tram driver in the South West of England.

  Fighting the U-Boats, 1914-1918  by Alfred Leete German prisoners of war ploughing and planting potatoes


Fighting the U-Boats, 1914-1918 by Alfred Leete
German prisoners of war ploughing and planting potatoes

If you have any objects, photographs, letters, memories or information relating to these five people, the museum are keen to hear from you. 

Please contact Assistant Curator Amal Khreisheh on 01823 347443, or email akhreisheh@somerset.gov.uk

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