WARTIME MEMORIES SOUGHT

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Do you have wartime memories of Buchanhaven or the surrounding area?

Do you have an interest on what went on in Buchanhaven or surrounding area ?

Then the Buchanhaven Community Centre is the place to be this weekend between 10am and 4pm each day.

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will be displaying a wide range of old photographs, artefacts and various other memorabilia from World War I and II, many of which can be handled [and even worn], by those that come along to learn and exchange memories of a time gone by.

See the faces on ancestors, learn about what went on in your area during the dark day’s of the wars.

Do you remember ration books? Gas masks? Or those famous words “Put that light out!!!”

Or are you of an age that you would love to know what your parents, grandparents or great grandparents had to endure during those dangerous year’s? Then the Buchanhaven Community Centre is the place to be.

Learn about the U-Boat that sank just a few miles off the coast, the airship that got caught on the spire of the townhouse and much more.

Did you have relatives in the Gordon Highlanders? Then you may see images of them in the centre, or see and touch some of the equipment used by the famous Gordon’s.

Did you have relatives in the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy ? Then who knows what you might learn during your visit.

There will also be a section dedicated to those forgotten hero’s, the Merchant Navy, who ensured our islands were kept supplied with food and other items while under constant threat from the German U-Boats.

During your visit you may even get a chance to speak to those that served in the services, or have school wartime memories.

This is an event for all the family to enjoy and learn from, for old friends to reunite and for new friends to be made. So get down early to ensure you have time to see the display’s and chat about forgotten times, forgotten friends, and the never forgotten hero’s, who ensured we stayed free and safe in the year’s to come, but for many died in their youth never to see the freedom they fought so bravely for.