Thornbury and The Great War: The Peace and Beyond

Exhibition: Tue 05 Feb 2019 - Fri 20 Dec 2019
Venue: The Museum Admission: FREE

What happened locally after the Great War ended in November 1918?     How did Thornbury and the local villages welcome home in 1919 men who had been away for so long and seen so much?  How did they commemorate those that didn’t come home?

Come and see photos, objects and documents showing what happened in Thornbury, Charfield, Cromhall, Tytherington, Olveston, Littleton, Tockington, Alveston, Pilning and Redwick, and Oldbury on Severn.  The Littleton vicar penned a special Welcome Home Song for the returning soldiers and sailors, and sang it to them, to the tune of Widdecombe Fair!

In this centenary of men returning from the Great War (and many of course did not return), do come and discover some of the fascinating details of our own area one hundred years ago.

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