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Aug 15 2014

Harrow Museum Seeks Your First World War Stories

harrow_council_logoDo you have a story you would like to share about the impact of the First World War on Harrow and its people? Or perhaps you know someone or have had stories, pictures or memorabilia that have been passed on to you.

If so, Harrow Council is asking you to get in touch in order for local stories related to the war to be included as part of a special World War One exhibition at Harrow Museum.

2014 to 2018 marks the Centenary of the First World War and almost 3,000 men from Harrow served in the war. Over the next four years Harrow Museum will commemorate each centenary with a special exhibition dedicated to some of the extraordinary tales of local people and to look at how the war shaped Harrow.

Portfolio holder for community, culture and resident engagement Cllr Sue Anderson said: “The First World War had a significant impact on Harrow and its residents and by sharing the stories of ordinary people during the war it gives a chance for future generations to come a learn about the impact of war and how it affected Harrow.”

Residents can email their stories to harrow.museum@harrow.gov.uk or by calling 0208 863 6720.

The outbreak of the First World War for Great Britain was on 4th August 1014. The centenary is being recognised in Harrow with a number of activities across the borough, which will span over the four year period until 2018.

Forthcoming activities are available on the Council’s Harrow Remembers page.

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