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New WW1 Exhibition
~~An exciting new exhibition has just opened at Fordingbridge Museum to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. It features a range of original artefacts from the war as well as war related contributions from young and old in the community. The exhibition runs until November 11th and is open 11.00 am to 4.00 pm excluding Sundays except 11th November.
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Posted on 12 Sep 2018

WW1 Talk at Museum AGM

~~In the year that marks the centenary of the end of WW1 the Friends of Fordingbridge Museum have chosen a very appropriate guest speaker for their Annual General Meeting at Avonway on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

~~Lt Col Mike Richardson OBE is a retired British Army officer who has conducted extensive research into the lives of the 55 members of the communities of the Western Downland villages comprising of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury, who died in service during both World Wars. He has collected his research into a booklet of comprehensive, illustrated biographies, copies of which have been placed in the four parish churches, each village hall and the local school. In his talk, Mike will give an overview of how he conducted his research and describe the personal and service lives of a number of the Western Downland fallen.

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Posted on 25 Jan 2018

Socks Travel 3000 Miles

Nine pairs of socks knitted to a WW1 design have been brought over 3,000 miles from Canada in response to an appeal by Fordingbridge Museum.  Ann Burtt, who lives in the small settlement of North Gower, which is a 45 minute drive away from Ottawa, had heard from her sister Sandie Allison who lives in Cadnam, that the museum were asking people to knit socks to a WW1 pattern to mark the centenary of the end of the war next year.  Ann is part of a knitting group nicknamed “The Knifty Knitters” who meet each week in their local library to knit and socialise.

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Posted on 09 Oct 2017

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