Pen­pont cen­tre hosts WW1 ex­hi­bi­tion

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS -

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 info@pen­pon­ther­itage.co.uk.

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