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Chance to see Great War artefacts join collection in Chester

Published date: 27 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A ROADSHOW aiming to digitally archive people’s photographs and documents from the First World War will come to Chester next month.

The Community Collection Roadshow will take place at the Cheshire Military Museum, The Castle, on Thursday, April 3.

The roadshow is part of Cheshire’s Great War Stories, a project commemorating the centenary of the Great War.

The roadshows are held around Cheshire to create a community collection, to be displayed on digital kiosks around Cheshire.

The digital kiosks are moving round the county displaying material from existing collections and the growing community collections. A digital kiosk is currently at the museum to view.

At the roadshow, the museum will scan Great War photographs and documents, photographing objects and recording oral histories brought in from the public.

Major Eddie Pickering, curator at the museum, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for members of the public to share their Great War artefacts and to learn more about them. Come along to the museum and help us record and remember the lives of Cheshire people during the Great War.”

The roadshow will be held from 11am to 4pm. No bookings required, just call in.

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