• Donnington Grove

How we remember. An Exhibition of personal histories from World War One

West Berkshire Museum is asking residents if they have any family items with personal histories attached to them from World War One (WW1) that could be included in a special exhibition commemorating the end of the war.  

‘How we remember’ will show how memories cling to ordinary objects, enabling the events behind them to be shared across generations.

Museum staff were fascinated to receive a collection of items from a local family whose relative served during WW1, including his prayer book that still has mud from the Somme stuck to it.

They would love to hear from more local people about any treasured WW1 possessions they may have and be prepared to loan for the duration of the exhibition, which will run from October 2018 to May 2019.

These could be letters, gifts or maybe personal items used by a relative or perhaps something they made whilst away from home. The effects of the war on those who remained at home will also be featured in the exhibition

Please contact the Museum during normal opening hours; Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am till 4 pm.

Call (01635) 519562 or email museum@westberks.gov.uk