School children contribute to ‘Stowmarket Remembers’ exhibition marking Great War’s centenary
- Credit: MUSEUM OF EAST ANGLIAN LIFE
A Suffolk museum is hosting a First World War centenary project featuring work from school children.
The Stowmarket Remembers exhibition has been created by the Royal British Legion to mark the anniversary of the Great War’s ending.
It will be exhibited from October 13-November 11 at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket Library and St Peter & St Mary’s Parish Church.
The project aims to help young people appreciate the importance of remembrance. It features arts, crafts and literary work produced by pupils at five primary schools and a home education group.
The exhibition also includes the unveiling of a poppy curtain, the result of 5,000 poppies knitted by members of the community.
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The poppies, Stowmarket’s own mini ‘Tower of London’ effort is displayed on a camouflage net kindly donated by RAF Honington, attached with cable ties donated from Jewsons and Travis Perkins and put together by RAF Cadets from 1331 Stowmarket Squadron.
There will be a number of other exhibitors including the RAF Air Cadets.
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Stowmarket Scouts are also researching the “names” on the war graves in the local cemetery so that profiles can be exhibited and also read at the 11am service to be held on November 8 at 248 cemeteries across Suffolk where war graves can be found.
The exhibition is free to visit and will be open during normal museum opening hours Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm, with the exception of November 4 and 5 when the museum is closed. For further details visit the museum’s website.