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Curating and installing the ‘First World War Remembrance Exhibition’ at Penarth Pier Pavilion

The 4th of August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the day Britain
entered one of the costliest conflicts in its history, the First World War.
The fighting ended at 11am on 11th November 1918 following the signing of the Armistice.PosterThe documents and artifacts on display belong to Sergeant George,
who volunteered for the Royal Army Medial Corp in August 1914.
George left Llanharan in August 1914 to return in September 1919,
after servicing on the Western front an Italian/Austrian front.10748662_10154834399945311_1340091849_n10751643_10154834400020311_1398689738_nThe red poppy installation is displayed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the
First World War. In late 1914, the fields of Northern France were once again ripped open as
World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy
was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields.

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It was really lovely to see the public interacting with the installation as we were putting it up.

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“Who needs to go to The Tower of London”10805284_10154834400630311_1612112883_n10805381_10154834400785311_1826823113_n

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