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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Monday, 7 April 2014

From Street to Trench - An Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North, Salford, Manchester


                      Imperial War Museum North, Salford

                     From Street to Trench: A World War That Shaped a Region

                                              Sat April 5th 2014 to Sun 21st May 2015.

                                 Open Daily from 10am to 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm.

                                                                     Admission is free.

Last week, I reported for Family Tree Magazine UK on this fascinating new exhibition in commemoration of WW1.  See my article on the blog at www.familytree.co.uk.

Here is a taster of what there is to see:

Medals, service books, memorial plaques and printed entries from the Roll of Honour - many are the sources for tracing military ancestors from the First World War

These personal effects belonging to Albert Tattersall, a soldier from Moston , Manchester include a penknife, a mirror, scissors, pipe, tobacco pouch and cigarettes. Albert died after being wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1916

For more information see: www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-north/from-street-to-trench-a-war-that -shaped-a-region

Further postings to come on this from me.