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Thornham exhibition marks anniversary of start of Second World War




Thornham Village Hall hosted a Second World War exhibition last weekend to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the conflict.

Exhibition Organiser David Brooks with an exhibition display Gas Mask
Exhibition Organiser David Brooks with an exhibition display Gas Mask

David Brooks of Thornham History Society said it was “particularly satisfying” that those who came to visit tended to stay for a while for a proper look. Some stayed for up to an hour he said.

Alison Wakes-Miller with one of the exhibits
Alison Wakes-Miller with one of the exhibits

Themes such as life at home during the war and on the frontline were explored, while children could handle de-activated guns and suitcases from the period.

Thornham and the War 1939-1945 Exhibition at Thornham Village Hall to mark 80 years since the start of WW2..Exhibition Display (LtoR), Tony Morris, Ian Barrett, David Brooks, Neil Bignell (dressed in a war time soldiers uniform), Alison Wakes-Miller, Colin Venes, Angela Morris, Wendy Brooks, Mary Hamilton
Thornham and the War 1939-1945 Exhibition at Thornham Village Hall to mark 80 years since the start of WW2..Exhibition Display (LtoR), Tony Morris, Ian Barrett, David Brooks, Neil Bignell (dressed in a war time soldiers uniform), Alison Wakes-Miller, Colin Venes, Angela Morris, Wendy Brooks, Mary Hamilton

There were also war-time recipes on sale in the cafe such as carrot cake.



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