Great War centenary exhibition opens in Chipping Sodbury

September 28 2015

AN exhibition looking at the impact of the First World War on South Gloucestershire will run until the end of October in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

AN exhibition looking at the impact of the First World War on South Gloucestershire will run until the end of October in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall.

The display commemorates the centenary of the Great War, which claimed the lives of more than 16 million people worldwide.

Featuring copies of material from local organisations belonging to the South Gloucestershire Museums Group, the area’s heritage forum and its twinning associations, it will also show how communities in countries twinned with the district were changed.

The event runs from Monday, September 28, to Saturday, October 31, and will be open each day, except Sunday, from 9am to midday.

It will also be open from 10am-8.30pm on Friday, October 23, for the South Gloucestershire Discover Festival.

The website www.southglos.gov.uk/ww1 has further information on the organisations involved and other centenary events in the area.