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Hillingdon During the First World War: Exhibition

This free exhibition will be on display in the Atrium of Uxbridge Library from 5 to 22 November.

Canary Girls

Although many stories from the First World War came from the trenches in France, the impact of war also had a major effect on those living in Britain. 

As well as a perceived threat of invasion, air raids were experienced for the first time on British soil.

Everybody was expected to 'do their bit'. As millions of men joined the fighting forces, women were encouraged to enter the workplace, offering an opportunity for social and economic freedom.

Newspapers were flooded with stories of German atrocities, the plight of Belgian refugees and accounts of local heroes, to encourage the civilian population to keep supporting the war and manage morale.

Using original objects, archives and photographs, from the our archive an exhibition on the effects of the First World War in Hillingdon will open on Monday 5 November at Uxbridge Library.

There will also be an opportunity for residents and visitors to add a message of remembrance on a 'Poppy Panel'.

This exhibition coincides with remembrance events marking Armistice Day taking place across the borough.

Stories behind the exhibition talk Providence Congregational Church

Nicola Minney and Paul Davidson from the Hillingdon Heritage team will guide you through the display and shed more light on the inspiring and fascinating stories behind the exhibits.

Date: 9  November

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue:  Uxbridge Library

Entry:  Free but booking is required; please call 01895 250714 or speak to a member of staff.

 

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