World War One Exhibition at Midsomer Norton South Station

The volunteers of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust have prepared an exhibition in the Museum at Midsomer Norton South Station to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

They have researched the role of the Station in the life of the town during the conflict.  The Somerset and Dorset Railway and all the railway companies of Britain played a very large part in the War.

World War 1 Exhibition and Midsomer Norton South Railway Museum

World War 1 Exhibition and Midsomer Norton South Railway Museum

Soldiers, sailors and early airmen,  as well as many thousands of animals, were transported to the battlefields of Europe and further afield  by train.  This journey often started from their familiar, local station.

They have used contemporary household objects of the period to contrast with the written testimony of local people to try and show the impact of the first really global conflict on a small Somerset town and its inhabitants of all ages.

 For further information, or to book for a group visit contact: Barry Bax or Zaida Haworth  on 01458 833314

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