MP visits Wisbech’s St Augustine’s Church to see special exhibition on WWI and plants remembrance rose to the fallen

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Volunteers at St Augustine’s Church, Wisbech, presented an exhibition on what life was like during 1914 on the home front.

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech - Credit: Archant

It focused on what was happening in the church during 1916 including weddings and Christenings.

Pupils at Orchards Church of England Primary School decorated the pews of the church with their interpretations of life in the Fens during WWI and what it would have been like at The Battle of The Somme.

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech

Steve Barclay MP at St Augustine's Church Wisbech - Credit: Archant

And children at Peckover School made a 1916 wedding mural. The three day exhibition was held as part of the annual national heritage weekend.

MP Steve Barclay visited the church and was given a tour of the exhibition, which also included wedding dresses provided by members of the congregation which will be auctioned off on October 8 at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech.


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The sale will include other items and fashion accessories. It will start at 7.30pm and entry is by ticket only.

All funds raised will go to the Ferry Project and Wisbech Museum. For further information please go to: www.saint-augustines.org, or contact: 07874245683.

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The North East Cambs MP also planted a special rose in remembrance of those who lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme during the Great War during his visit.

He said: “It was an honour to plant a Tommy’s Rose to remember the soldiers who died at the Somme.”

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