THURROCK Museum, based in the Thameside Complex in Grays, will reflect on the major events which took place during the First World War with their new exhibition ‘The War Year’ running until Friday 28 December.
Just weeks after the borough, and the nation, held a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war the museum will take an emotional look at the most significant events of the Great War and the sacrifices made by a generation of men and women both on the front-line and back on the home-front.
The exhibition has a special focus on the stories of local people including those who lost their lives in the war, how life was for those working in the Kynoch explosives factory and prominent local people involved in the war.
Cllr Deborah Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This exhibition looks at the ways in which the most important events of the Great War affected the lives of those living here in Thurrock. It will offer an insight into how local people lived 100 years ago and how their lives were affected by the global events taking place on the battlefields and in the halls of power in Europe.”