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Exhibition looks back at WW1 school days

Exhibition looks back at WW1 school days

A special exhibition opening at Thurrock Museum next week will take a look back at how life was for the children who attended school during the First World War.

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‘Lessons During War’ tells the story of schools and the different forms of education during the Great War, and includes pictures of Thurrock schools from the time.

It shows how children helped the war effort and gives an insight into their views on the war.

The exhibition also focuses on Palmer’s School and the many teachers and former pupils from the school which joined up. Sadly 90 of them did not return and these brave young men are honoured in the exhibition.

Cllr Deborah Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This fascinating exhibition offers a glimpse into what life was like for children at home during the Great War.

“It is the latest in a series of exhibitions staged by Thurrock Museum looking at how life in Thurrock carried on between the years of 1914 and 1918 while the First World War raged in Europe.”

The exhibition runs from Monday 3 September until Friday 21 September in the ground floor gallery of the Thameside Complex in Grays.


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