First World War memories and items sought

Parade of soldiers stationed in Selkirk from the SBC archives

Parade of soldiers stationed in Selkirk from the SBC archives

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An appeal has been issued by the council’s museum team in Selkirk for First World War mementoes and memories.

An exhibition about the Great War is being planned for Halliwell’s House Museum – but staff have called for local people to help contribute towards the exhibition.

They are looking for objects, images or clothing related to the years 1914-1918 that people would be happy to loan to the museum for the period of the exhibition.

Assistant curator Phoebe Stewart said: “We are keen for the local community to get involved with the exhibition which we hope will showcase what it was like to experience the Great War in and around Selkirk.

“As well as any pictures or objects, we are interested in stories or local knowledge to help us build a comprehensive picture of what life was like during those four momentous years.”

The exhibition will run for nine weeks from Saturday, August 30, until Friday, October 31, in the Robson Gallery.

To find out more, contact the museum team on 01750 20096 or visit their offices in the Municipal Buildings, High Street, Selkirk.

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