Leicester at War 1914-15 Touring Exhibition

A mobile exhibition bringing to life Leicester during the First World War will be travelling to communities across the city.

The travelling display is based on the ‘Leicester At War 1914-1915’ exhibition, which formed part of the city’s war commemorations at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

Organisations can now book to host the touring exhibition themselves. It is available until the end of 2018.

Bookings to host the exhibition can be made to Leicester history curator Philip French, at: philip.french@leicester.gov.uk

 


The Royal Leicestershire Regiment Museum Trench Reconstruction - Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester

the royal leicestershire regiment museum trench reconstruction

Follow the story of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment reflecting on its many campaigns, individual acts of bravery and the every day life of a soldier. The exhibition looks at Regimental life through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and of the people at home and explores how they were affected by war. Includes a re-constructed trench and displays on World War I.

To find out more about the trench reconstruction and other items in the Regiment's collection then please follow this link.

(image courtesy of Leicester City Council Museums)

 


 

Other Events

 

Details of a variety of forthcoming events can be found by using the following links:

http://www.goleicestershire.com/history-and-heritage/the-great-war.aspx

http://www.leicestershirewarmemorials.co.uk/

http://www.centuryofstories.org.uk/

 


 

Oral History Recordings Available

 

The EMOHA has made available around 21 recordings of interviews with people from Leicestershire and Rutland who experienced first-hand the effects of the First World War. The recordings provide a  fascinating insight into life during 1914-18 and cover topics such as:

  • The Start of the War
  • Life on the Home Front
  • Death and Absence
  • Aftermath

A link to the recordings can be found here. You do not need to download any "SoundCloud" software in order to be able to listen to them (just speakers or headphones!)

 

 

 

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