A fascinating exhibition of World War I memorabilia will open on Saturday 15 April 2017 at the Morecambe Heritage Centre, facing Morecambe Promenade. The collection, which ranges from the Home Front to the Western Front and beyond, is the life's work of Paul Lomax, who is keen for people to understand a little more about the Great War and the people who served in it, and to remember the many lives lost.
Fortunately, he was able to partner with the Morecambe Heritage Project and the collection, some of which is displayed in an atmospheric installation of trench life, will be on display as part of Morecambe's Great War Heritage project, which is leading up to the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.
Included in the display are many items used as props in the making of the film ‘War Horse’. You will see how 'our lads' fared in the trenches and the ‘luxury’ enjoyed by the officers.
There is also the fascinating story of how Morecambe played an important part in World War Il, when it was nicknamed 'Whitehall by the Sea'.
The exhibition will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends from 11am to 4pm. Admission is £2.
You can watch a trailer for the exhition at https://youtu.be/DaJ1Gp3jm5M
Morecambe Heritage Centre is at 215 Marine Road West, Morecambe LA4 4BU (Morecambe Winter Gardens)