Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fairlynch Local History Group needs YOU!

Budleigh Salterton’s Fairlynch Museum is appealing for local residents to contact them with World War One stories.

“The Local History exhibition next year will focus mainly on the people who were living in Budleigh and the surrounding villages at the time of the First World War,” explains Museum spokesperson Margaret Brett. “However we are interested in hearing about anyone who took part in that war - now is the time to record their achievement.”

The starting point was the names on the War Memorials,” says Margaret. “We would also like to hear about those who returned from the War, or had reserved  jobs at home.What do we know about their families?  What contribution did local women make to the War Effort?  Was the area affected or involved in any particular way? We are interested in your stories.”

To further their knowledge Margaret and her fellow-museum volunteers have planned three drop-in sessions at the Museum, when they hope that anyone who has any information, stories or interest will go along to see them.

The exhibition organisers say that the dates for these sessions will be Tuesday 8 October 10.00 am — 12 noon, Friday 18 October 2.00 — 4.00 pm and Saturday 9 November 10.00 am — 12 noon. Coffee/tea will be available. “We hope to meet you then.

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