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Herts at War exhibition opens

PUBLISHED: 12:10 05 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:10 05 August 2014

WWI Soldiers leaving Letchworth Station

WWI Soldiers leaving Letchworth Station

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A new exhibition marking Hertfordshire’s role in the First World War has opened on the centenary of the start of the conflict

After 90 years sitting unopened in an attic, a suitcase sent home from the Somme containing the belongings of fallen Private Edward Ambrose, including the shrapnel that killed him, is one of the many items on show at the Herts at War exhibition at 12-14 The Arcade in Letchworth from August 5.

Featuring many artefacts not displayed in public before, such as Herts Regiment members leaving Letchworth station (pictured), the exhibition brings to life the stories of soldiers, refugees and those on the home front during the First World War. Herts at War aims to involve the community in tracing and recording the forgotten stories of ordinary lives affected by the turmoil of the Great War. These are recorded and memorialised through the exhibition, as well as live events; a website (hertsatwar.co.uk) giving a real-time picture of the war; and visits to the battlefields and cemeteries for the one in five soldiers who did not return.

The exhibition will run for a year before touring the county at Sawbridgeworth, Knebworth House, and the new North Herts Museum, Hitchin until November 2018.

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