Penpont centre hosts WW1 exhibition
A Dumfriesshire heritage group are launching an exhibition on Sunday dedicated to their community’s service in the First World War.
The Great War exhibition will run until November 20 in the Joseph Thomson Heritage Centre in Penpont, from 1pm to 3pm.
The volunteers who manage the facility have brought together a range of WW1 artefacts after a public appeal and from research gathered by two members of the group, Gladys Cuttle and Sandy Hall.
The exhibition includes a range of letters, pictures, poems and information from their archives as well as from the community.
It aims to honour the people from the parishes of Penpont, Keir and Tynron who gave their lives on the battlefields and those who returned home from the war.
Chairman Sophia Harkness said: “We have had a number of offers from people of letters, postcards, medals, pictures, artefacts etc from the Great War and many of these items will not have been seen publicly before. We greatly appreciate having the loan of these for the exhibition.
“There are so many poignant stories and we plan to highlight a few. We will be delighted to welcome everyone to the centre and see our exhibition and also to share their family stories.”
For more information contact the group on 01848 330411/331529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.