First World War letters on show at Gawthorpe Hall

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Postcards and letters sent 
by soldiers from the front-
line during the First World War are the subject of an 
historic exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall.

Commemorating the centenary of the war, “Somewhere in France” will run until June 1st and gives visitors the chance to explore the role of the postcard, the effect of censorship and the unique way the conflict was recorded through postcard art and imagery.

Museum manager Rachel Pollitt takes a look at part of the 'Somewhere in France' exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham.

Museum manager Rachel Pollitt takes a look at part of the 'Somewhere in France' exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham.

The exhibition also features more than 30 embroidered postcards and other First World War souvenir items from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.

 

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