A-Z of the Great War: Displays and exhibitions

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This week in our A-Z of The Great War we take a look at the letters D and E, for the many displays and exhibitions marking the centenary of the First World War throughout the district.

This week in our A-Z of The Great War we take a look at the letters D and E, for the many displays and exhibitions marking the centenary of the First World War throughout the district.

Many of these wonderful tributes have been created by school pupils.

Last weekend, St Luke’s pupils from Slyne-with-Hest joined forces with the Local History Group and Parish Council for a moving exhibit at Slyne-with-Hest Memorial Hall.

Joyce Casson, who has lived in the village all her life and had three relatives in the war, one who died on Armistice Day, opened the exhibition and Susie Charles, mayor of Lancaster, attended.

Doreen Brookes, Heather Wakelin, Mary Pearson, Janet Westwell, Margaret Berry, Sylvia Lee, Helen Jones and Harry Lofthouse were thanked for helping put the display together.

War memorabilia including a colonel’s boots and officer’s uniform, and artwork, poems and letters created by pupils, were among the highlights.

“The overwhelming comments were that it had been an exhibition of a very high standard,” said Heather Wakelin.

Donations to the Royal British Legion and Help the Heroes charities raised £404.