Help Rutland County Museum to mark 100 years since the war

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Residents and historical groups are being called to help Rutland County Museum mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The venue, in Catmose Street, Oakham, is preparing to hold an exhibition to commemorate the anniversary and is asking groups in the county about the impact of the war in Rutland to help put it together.

Residents are also being asked if they have any personal memories they would like to share of the war, or whether they remember their friends and relatives talking about their experiences.

The museum is also welcoming photographs or objects relating to the war that could be loaned or donated for the special programme which will be held over the four year centenary from 2014 to 2018.

Rutland County Council leader Coun Roger Begy said: “The county has a very strong military tradition so I’m sure this work will be well supported and the exhibition much anticipated.

“It will bring together residents from every generation and I’m sure it will be a huge success.”

Residents and groups can contact the museum by e-mailing museum@rutland.gov.uk or writing to Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland.

For more information call the museum on 01572 758440.