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Kirkintilloch museum marks World War One centenary

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There’s only a month left to visit a fascinating exhibition dedicated to the inspirational stories of local people during the First World War.

‘For King and Country - Stories from the Great War’ runs at the Auld Kirk Museum, in Kirkintilloch, until April 24.

It’s the first in a number of events and activities planned by East Dunbartonshire Council and EDLC Trust to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.

The exhibition contains several items from the archives including photos, letters and postcards from serving soldiers to their family and friends back home.

Weapons used in the conflict, such as a Lee-Enfield rifle, are also on display as are some interesting examples of trench art.

Visitors can also view a display of models of tanks and planes that were used on the battlefields as well a collection of propaganda postcards.

The exhibition has already proved massively popular with visitors - some of whom have even recognised relatives in the pictures.

Click on our video to see a little of the exhibition and find out more from Museums Development Officer Peter McCormack.

 

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