Erewash Museum will be home to a fascinating insight into how residents from the Borough experienced, commemorated and remembered the end of the First World War, during an exhibition being held from 27 October -15 December.
‘Erewash Remembers: 100 years of commemorating the First World War’, will be showcased in the Lally Gallery and feature audio-visual displays, pictures and panels detailing how local people collectively coped with the grieving process both during and after the war, including the different ways in which the end of the war has been commemorated – from the history of war memorials as to why poppies are used as a remembrance symbol.
Local people have also generously donated war memorabilia such as medals and old photographs and these will also be on show to the public.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“This poignant exhibition will provide a rich and valuable insight into how people from our borough coped after the end of the First World War, and will help educate different generations about how we rallied together to keep the memories alive of those who fought for our country.”