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'Where Wales Begins'
Cyngor Sir Powys Powys County Council

Paul Griffiths

Cyfarwyddwr Strategol - Lle / Strategic Director - Place

Amgueddfa Powysland                                  Powysland Museum

'The Canal Wharf'                                      The Canal Wharf

Y Trallwng                                          Welshpool

Powys SY21 7AQ                                           Powys SY21 7AQ

Rhif ffôn 01938 554656                                     Tel. 01938 554656

Curadur : Eva Bredsdorff                                           Curator : Eva Bredsdorff

World War 1: At Home”

2017 temporary exhibition commemorating World War 1

at Powysland Museum in Welshpool

7 September – 28 November 2017

2014 was the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and museums and other organisations all over Britain and on the continent commemorated this event including Powysland Museum. Since then the museum has run an annual exhibition and will do so until 2018.

For the 2017 exhibition the museum is focusing on life at home and how the war affected those left behind whether it be here in Welshpool and Montgomeryshire or in the rest of the United Kingdom.

The exhibition looks at the men volunteering or called up for the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry and other regiments. The memorabilia and souvenirs they sent back and how they were looked after at the front and at home. It also includes the food rationing and agricultural measures taken to feed the army and the population as well as the women’s new roles in the war factories. There is also a display on how the 1917 Russian revolution affected the British royal family.

The displays are based on the museum’s own collection of memorabilia and objects from World War 1, but it is planned that the last exhibition in 2018 will give local people an opportunity to lend relevant items to the museum thus ensuring that hitherto hidden stories about local men and women are made accessible to a wider audience.

If you or your family have any World War 1 memorabilia which might be of interest to the museum and its visitors, please contact the curator by email: powysland@powys.gov.uk.

Powysland Museum, The Canal Wharf, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ

Opening hours:

Weekdays: 11am-1pm & 2-5pm; Saturday 11am-2pm

For further details contact the museum on 01938 554656

or email powysland@powys.gov.uk