Heritage Society to commemorate the Great War

Work underway for exhibition
Work underway for exhibition

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are currently preparing for an exhibition on Saturday, August 2 to commemorate those that fell during the Great War 1914-1918.

The team are well known for their events and exhibitions and this one will no doubt be an event to remember.

They already have a list of local folk killed in action, ships that were sunk by u boats, images of local service personnel, and equipment used during this dangerous period.

However, they are always on the look our for special images or artefacts that bring the reality of the situation home to visitors.

At a similar event in 2012 covering both wars, the one day event had to become two due to popular demand and saw intergenerational work at its best.

Alex Geddes, chair of the society, said: “We are really looking forward to this event and more so as we feel it is important to remember those brave personnel that fell to keep our country safe and free.

“Our work is focused on keeping the past safeguarded for future generations to enjoy and hopefully learn from.

“The freedom we enjoy today is down to the sacrifice made by thousands back then and we felt it was important not to let this commemorative year pass without doing all we can as a small society to mark the occasion.”