WWI exhibition launch

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Hundreds of Desborians helped launch a First World War exhibition at the town’s heritage centre last weekend.

The exhibition, entitled Desborough 1914-1918: Men at War and Families at Home, includes a gallery of the faces and stories of the 145 young men from Desborough who died in the war. The gallery is set below a timeline of the war.

There are also display boards revealing the effects on the town along with stories of some of the 580 Desborough men who went to war and survived. Much of the information has been brought in by members of the community and organisers are hoping more local people will follow suit and provide extra details.

Desborough Civic Society chairman Belinda Humfrey thanked those responsible for the exhibition – Michael Maguire, Richard Turner, John Blackwell, Stephen Richards and Bob Freeman.

It was opened by civic society president Elizabeth Saunders Watson.