Wirral WFA Branch 2018 Exhibition - Remembering 1918
Our 6th annual exhibition returned to the visitor centre in Birkenhead Park to commemorate the centenary and ending of the Great War in 1918. The information boards were researched by branch members and included a vast amount of data ranging from the Spanish Flu (which killed more people worldwide than the War itself), to personal histories, local servicemen and women, memorabilia, technological developments, final battles, armistice terms and a finely detailed diorama depicting the major events of 1918. All the information boards linked the events of 1918 to people and places on Merseyside. Branch chairman, Peter Threlfall, in the uniform of a WW1 British soldier complete with rifle and bayonet and Paul Knight enthralled and informed local schoolchildren and cub scouts and ‘drilled’ them into the ways of the army. Sean Stiles of Radio Merseyside interviewed two members of the branch during the setting-up on the background and content of the exhibition for broadcast on his Monday radio show, which undoubtedly was a great advert for the event. In total 1153 visitors attended the exhibition and the visitor book was well signed with many congratulatory messages including one from Dame Patricia Routledge, whose visit lasted for over an hour. Once again, the branch worked hard to make the exhibition a huge success.
Please read the Branch Chairman's address below.
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2018 Exhibition slideshow