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Harrogate museum asks for help ahead of war exhibition

The Royal Pump Room museum  in Harrogate.

The Royal Pump Room museum in Harrogate.

The Royal Pump Room Museum and Harrogate Library are asking readers for their help.

On Thursday, February 27 between 10am and noon, an event at Harrogate Library will commemorate those in Harrogate who left to fight the First World War, and also those who were left behind.

Organisers are interested in finding photographs or mementos relating to the war or the home front in the Harrogate district and are asking if members of the community would be willing to loan them for exhibition later on this year, or bring them along for others to see.

From late July the Royal Pump Room Museum is planning an exhibition about Harrogate during the First World War to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

Nicola Baxter, acting curator of Human History from the Royal Pump Room Museum said: “A similar event held in November proved to be extremely successful.

“We would be interested to see any photographs or mementos that belong to Harrogate families which relate to the war or life in Harrogate during this time, as they would be a welcome addition for our exhibition marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.”

At the event, and with the contributors’ permission, the Royal Pump Room Museum and Harrogate Library will be recording details of objects, taking photographs and writing down stories. Participants will also receive a discount voucher to visit the Royal Pump Room Museum as a thank you for their help.

 

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