World War One in focus at Weston Museum

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 June 2014

Weston Museum, Burlington St.

Weston Museum, Burlington St.

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AN EXHIBITION to commemorate the outbreak of World War One is being held at Weston Museum.

It focuses on five people, three men and two women, who were affected by the war.

Called Five Lives, Five Stories: North Somerset People And The First World War, it aims to show how life changed dramatically for everyone, not just soldiers.

The five people are soldier Robert Cruse, Edith Graves-Knyfton who was a British Red Cross organiser for Weston district, Alfred Leete, the artist who designed the iconic recruitment image of General Kitchener, band conductor Harry Mogg and Beatrice Page, the first female tram driver in the country.

The five were selected because of the diverse roles they played during the war.

Town clerk Malcolm Nicholson said: “As part of historic Somerset, Weston Town Council is delighted to be working with the experts from Somerset County Council Heritage Service on this exhibition, which will be of great interest to people in this centenary year.”

It opens on Saturday and will run until December 14 with free admission. The museum is open 10am-5pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

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