Building, dedicating and different types of war memorials are all features of a month-long exhibition at a Fenland museum. The History of War Memorials exhibition was opened at March Museum on Saturday by four veterans, Harold Edgley, president of the mus
Building, dedicating and different types of war memorials are all features of a month-long exhibition at a Fenland museum.
The History of War Memorials exhibition was opened at March Museum on Saturday by four veterans, Harold Edgley, president of the museum and a former RAF serviceman; George Brewin, president of the March branch of the Royal Naval Association; Dave Denchfield, a Battle of Britain pilot and Royal Air Force Association member; and George Darlow, president of the Burma Star Association.
The Last Post was played at the opening by David Groome, a Year 11 student at Neale-Wade Community College, March.
References to war Memorials in March, Wimblington and Wisbech are featured in the exhibition, which has been borrowed from the Imperial War Museum.
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Also included in the exhibition are books of wartime memories, displays of war medals and model aircraft and the earliest known silent film of a memorial being unveiled in South Wales.
The exhibition can be viewed every Wednesday and Saturday throughout November and this Sunday (all 10.30am-3.30pm). Groups can visit at other times by arrangement.
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