War display will return for a week

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A special exhibition to remember those from Cramlington who sacrificed their lives in the First World War is returning to the town for an additional week.

A special one-day exhibition took place last month to remember those from the town who died in during the 1914-1918 conflict.

Residents in the town came together last month for a special tribute to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914.

Local resident Doreen Morton and town councillor Trevor Ambrose organised the exhibition of war memorabilia.

The display highlighted how the war affected the lives of ordinary people in Cramlington and the surrounding areas.

The exhibit was open for one day to mark the anniversary of the outbreak with photos, information, books and posters on display of Cramlington during the war period.

But it is now set to return for a week long stint in the town, to allow more people the chance to observe the exhibits on show.

Doreen said: “After the success of the one day First World War Cramlington exhibition on August 4, we have been invited to hold it again for a week in the mall of Manor Walks shopping centre on the week beginning Monday, September 22.

“This will give more people the opportunity to see photos taken here during the war and some of the stories of soldiers named on our war memorials.”

Some of the local schools have also been doing projects on Cramlington in the First World War and have been invited to visit the exhibition.