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'WW1: Craven at War' exhibition
'WW1: Craven at War' exhibition 'WW1: Craven at War' exhibition
Skipton Town Hall, Skipton
BD23 1AH
Website: https://www.cravendc.gov.uk/skipton-town-hall/exhibition-gallery/ww1-craven-at-war-exhibition/

Friday 26 October to Saturday 24 November 2018

A new exhibition to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice exploring the image of the First World War on the people of Craven

The exhibition which is organised in association with the Craven and the First World War project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund will follow the fortunes of the men and women of Craven through every year of the War, exploring what life was like 100 years ago for those fighting abroad and those left behind.

It will uncover the stories of individuals such as the Settle-born Bertram Lambert who invented the gas respirator, as well as Rev Theodore Bayley Hardy, an army chaplain from Bentham who was the most highly decorated non-combatant in the First World War. It will focus on the courage and fortitude shown by those serving in the local 6th and 10th Battalions of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, as well as those who stood up for their beliefs in objecting to war. Visitors will also gain an insight into what life was like on the home front; the effect that war had on the district, in areas such as agriculture, industry and village life, as well as how Skipton became a garrison town and later, home to captured German officers.


Opening times:
Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm

Photo credit: The Brayshaw Collection, Giggleswick School
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