The Stamford and District Local History Society will be holding its exhibition, Stamford in the First World War, in the Art Gallery at Stamford Arts Centre, 6-12 November 2018.

The exhibition (first displayed in June 2014) focuses on how Stamford, its district and its people, fared during the years of the First World War, and in the aftermath following. It will examine what effects this global conflict had on Stamford as a community, and how long-lasting those effects were. The Society hopes to provide a greater understanding of WW1 by all generations, to enable local people to share their WW1 family remembrances, and to make the exhibition accessible to all ages.

The displays will include artefacts, images and information panels, and there will be facsimile newspapers from the war years (courtesy of the Stamford Mercury Archive Trust), lists of the local men wounded and fallen, and information about local families affected by the war’s events. 

The exhibition also contains information about Stamford and District Local History Society’s first members’ research project, Stamford Boys of 1911. This identifies boys aged 11 to 16 years living in Stamford in 1911 and follows their experiences of World War I. It compiles statistics of the boys’ service, where they served, and sets local boys in the national context.

The exhibition will be free, and accessible during Arts Centre opening hours.