War Comes to Topsham:  a Commemoration on the Centenary of the Armistice

War Comes to Topsham: a Commemoration on the Centenary of the Armistice
Topsham Museum

When: 25 August 2018 to 31 October 2018
Where: Local History Room
Time: 1400 - 1700
Cost: None but donations welcome
Suitable for: Any age

Regular visitors to the Museum will recall that our main exhibition in 2016 was “War Comes to Topsham”, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The exhibition focussed on the Topsham community during the First World War and told interesting and heroic stories we discovered about residents who served at home, in the Trenches, at sea, in field hospitals and in many faraway corners of the world.   Primarily it concentrated on the men and women who survived and returned to the town after the war.

So, to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice this year, we will show some of the original material from “War Comes to Topsham” together with some brand new displays and new research which will reflect what was happening here at the cessation of the Great War.

The files of information from the original exhibition,  which feature every one of over 300 local servicemen who returned to the town after the War ended, remain on open shelf access in the Local History Room for relatives and researchers to consult.  

Do come and see this new display which opens on 24th August.

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