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Sefton’s World War I

Sefton Council has produced a commemorative World War One exhibition which will be on display throughout the borough in the coming months.

Working closely with Sefton CVS and local volunteers, Sefton’s library service has produced the impressive exhibition which will first go on display at Southport Library in the Atkinson in the last week in July.

Funded by a Heritage Lottery grant, and with additional financial support from the Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle, a fourteen panel exhibition and information booklet has been produced, telling the story of Sefton’s contribution and sacrifice during the Great War.

Information about home front activity, local military hospitals, and the famous war poets who trained in the area is included, as well as stories of local men who gave their lives. The men with Sefton links who won Britain’s highest award for valour, the Victoria Cross, are also highlighted.

The display forms part of an ongoing commemoration of World War One throughout Sefton, and is well worth visiting.

Sefton’s World War I Exhibition venues and dates  2014

Southport Library       4thAugust – 29th August

Formby Library           1st Sept – 12th September

Crosby Library            15th Sept – 10th October

Netherton Library      13th October – 24th October

Meadows Maghull Library  27th October – 21st November

Bootle Library            24th November – 5th December

The Strand Shopping Centre    4th September – 11th November

(For all libraries contact details, please find at www.sefton.gov.uk )

 

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