Home Fires: Bath and the First World War

The Museum of Bath at Work is staging an exhibition which will open on Tuesday August 5th 2014 to mark the 100 years from the beginning of the First World War.

Soldiers from Somerset Light Infantry at Prior Park
Soldiers from Somerset Light Infantry at Prior Park

The exhibition – Home Fires: Bath and the First World War- will concentrate exclusively on the local response and reaction to the pressures of war during the four years of the conflict.

The displays will feature never before published images from private collections and will feature contributions from Dr Andrew Swift the leading expert on the First World War in this area.

Admission to the exhibition, which will be held in the Hudson Gallery will be free with admission to the Museum and the exhibition will run from August 2014 to November 2014 at the Museum.

Somerset Light Infantry digging trial trenches
Somerset Light Infantry digging trial trenches

To accompany this exhibition the Museum is holding three lectures on aspects of the World War and Bath

Bath at War: Bath and the Great War: A Review by Dr Andrew Swift. Admission £5.00 August 7th 7.30 p.m.

 

War Works: Bath and Manufacturing during the Great War by Stuart Burroughs. Admission £5 August 21st 7.30 p.m.

 

Conscience: Conscription and Conscientious Objectors in Bath during the Great War by Dr Andrew Swift. Admission £5 August 28th 7.30 p.m.