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Exhibitions and displays

Soham Commemorates the World war One Centenary

Cabinet Displays
Soham Heritage and Tourism will be continuing displays of original items and information relating to World War One, Soham during the war years and information about the Centenary event for and on behalf of the Lest We Forget Committee. You will find them in the Soham Library, along Clay Street and in The Walter Gidney Pavilion.

Face Book site
Up to date information can be found on our dedicated site which allows you to view our very latest finds and information concerning the war and Soham during this period in history - (soham1914-2014).

Schools
Soham Heritage and Tourism, members of the WW1 Soham centenary commemoration committee, have provided a small exhibition for all the pupils at St Andrews C of E Primary School, as part of their wider planned activities. Monday 16th saw original items and information displayed for their enjoyment.

Every child was given the opportunity to visit and handle items from the collection with eager questions asked, being answered by our committee members, who spent the day with them. The exhibition will remain at the school until the week of remembrance has ended, then it will form a smaller display in the main school foyer. After this the items will join others at the main commemoration event on Sunday 3rd August on the Soham Recreation Ground.

Each child was given a small gift of a coin or original regimental silk to keep as a memento of the occasion.

Information board one: Beginning of World War One, women's work, a soldiers life and Soham during the war years.

Information board one:
Beginning of World War One, women’s work, a soldiers life and Soham during the war years.

 

Close view of boxed items

Close view of boxed items including: Badges, lead soldier, £50 mark note, Iron Cross (2nd class), sweet heart cards and personal items