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New First World War exhibition opens in Leominster

A family portrait by T.H Winterbourn courtesy of Leominster MuseumLeominster is remembering the First World War with a new exhibition at Leominster Library called Rifles & Spades.

Volunteers from Leominster Museum have spent the past few months gathering research and stories from members of the public for the exhibition, which tells the story of local people who went to war and those left behind. It features stories from people like Aubrey Ross who was in constant danger from snipers whilst working in the trenches as a stretcher bearer and the young dressmaker from Bristol who worked 11 hour days on a farm at Docklow.

Exhibition visitors will also be able to view rarely seen items from collections at both Herefordshire Museum and Leominster Museum.

The exhibition opens today (Friday 3 October) and runs until Saturday 29 November during normal library opening times. The exhibition will then tour further locations across north Herefordshire.

To find out more about the exhibition, call Leominster Library on 01432 383290.

The library is open 9:30am to 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 9:30am to 7:00pm on Thursday; 9:30am to 1:00pm on Saturday and is closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

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