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Last updated: Tue 11 Feb 2014

Somerset Remembers exhibition

The touring exhibition Somerset Remembers will be on display in All Saints Church Nunney throughout October.

Somerset RemembersThe exhibition marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. It was brought to Nunney as a joint initiative by Visit Nunney and the Friends of Nunney Church.

To help people to understand the impact of the First World War on the county, visitors will get the opportunity to learn about the impact and long-term effects of the conflict on Somerset, and explore the many ways in which Somerset people, their families and communities have remembered the war.

‘Somerset Remembers’ is the county-wide memorial project, launched by Somerset Heritage Service and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in 1914.

Thousands of Somerset men served in the armed forces during the First World War and over 8000 of them would never return home.

Somerset RemembersThe touring display accompanies a major exhibition taking place at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton until 3 January 2015. The museum is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm) Tuesday to Saturday, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Entry to the museum and the exhibition is free.

Information on the 100 men from Nunney and Holwell who joined the war will also be on display in Nunney Church, courtesy of Nunney resident Steve Thomas.

The exhibition in All Saints Church Nunney is open daily 10am – 4.30pm, except during services. Entry to the exhibition is free.

The previous exhibition Nunney Church Scarecrows – Child labour and education in 19th century Nunney was hailed as “a huge success” by churchwarden Dr Mary Lynch-Staunton. “Lots of visitors commented on how good it was, and it has generated some generous donations for the roof,” she added.

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