Friday, 1 August 2014

WWI in East Lothian Libraries

This year is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. An exhibition in the John Gray Centre Museum examines East Lothian’s contribution to the campaigns of World War One, from the experience of the soldiers and local regiments who served overseas to the effort on the home front and the effects on the towns of East Lothian.

Our War: East Lothian 1914–1918 is on until 30 November and there will be related events and activities throughout the six months of the exhibition.

Check the What’s On section at www.johngraycentre.org for more details.

In conjunction with the JGC exhibition, some of the libraries in East Lothian are also holding exhibitions to mark the WW1 centenary.

From now until the end of August Longniddry Library have a display of WW1 memorabilia borrowed from some of their readers, including a collection of postcards sent by a serving soldier to his family, and some artefacts. There is also a range of books covering the Great War.

In Gullane Library, they have a small display of information on Gullane during WW1 available to see in the library until end of August.

Click here for opening hours and library locations.

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