Exhibition looks at impact of First World War in town

Beverley Guildhall
Beverley Guildhall
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The Beverley Community Museum is taking part in the East Riding’s First World War centenary commemorations with an exhibition that looks at the impact of the war in Beverley.

The new exhibition, ‘Keeping the Home Fires Burning: how the First World War was felt in Beverley’, opens today (6 June) in one of the newly refurbished exhibition rooms at the Beverley Guildhall.

The curator of the Guildhall, Fiona Jenkinson, said: “We are pleased to be part of the First World War commemorations, and especially with our superb new exhibition room, which has been made possible with a grant from Arts Council England as part of the ‘Joining Up the Humber Museums’ project.

“Our exhibition takes a slightly different approach to many of the others you will see because we look at how the war was felt within the town itself.”

She added: “One of our volunteers trawled through the local newspapers for every week of the war and pulled out some fascinating facts about the period.”

‘Keeping the Home Fires Burning’ will run from 6 June to 29 November. The Guildhall is open from 10am to 4pm every Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Wednesdays until the end of October. Admission is free.