West Bay Discovery Centre’s WW1 exhibition “World War One Remembered” is already proving a popular attraction with nearly fifty people visiting it in the first two hours of opening.
The exhibition features many fascinating items from the WW1 era that have been loaned to the Centre, some by descendants of local people involved in the conflict. Many of these items tell their own unique stories about the people involved and harrowing events of the war. The exhibition also features the stories of the six West Bay men who went to war but did not return home.
John West, for the Centre, said “It is important that as many people as possible have the
opportunity of learning about the lives and contributions of our forebears 100 years ago, we hope this exhibition will in a small way help bring these to life”.
He added “We could not have put on this exhibition without the support of the Bridport Heritage Forum, Bridport Museum and the local people who have very kindly loaned us items for display”.
The exhibition is running throughout November and December at the Centre. The Centre’s winter opening hours are 10.30-3.30 Saturdays and Sundays plus holiday periods.
Admission is free, but the Discovery Centre, which is a charitable venture, invites visitors to
contribute to its running costs. It also welcomes interest from people who would like to volunteer at the Centre.