Exhibitions and displays at Ely Library for Armistice Day
PUBLISHED: 17:21 13 November 2018
Ely Library hosted a series of events on Saturday November 10 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day.
The exhibition ‘The Great War, Behind the Lines’ display included panels on different aspects of the First World War. The panels were produced in 2014 as part of a larger EU funded project the county council was engaged in.
Another exhibition, ‘Time for Healing - Focus on the medical’, was a display of medical paraphernalia - nurses’ uniform, auxiliary hospitals, medals, letters and medical instruments from the collection of military historian Andrew Spooner.
There was also a ‘living exhibition’ of a First World War convalescent hospital by Classworks Theatre with performers to help bring the exhibition to life.
There was also a display of posters and comic postcards of the era.
Finally, ‘World War 1 trench art’ was presented by Rob Law. These objects, made out of recycled war refuse such as shell casings, spent bullets or whatever came to hand, open a window to the past.