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Hunt on for World War One I memorabilia

The Morley 1914 volunteers are hoping as many people as possible will call into Morley Town Hall today.

The Morley 1914 volunteers are hoping as many people as possible will call into Morley Town Hall today.

There’s a final call going out to people across Morley to search their homes for World War I memorabilia to take to a roadshow event in the town this afternoon.

Organisers of Morley 1914, a committee of volunteers organising events throughout the year, will be holding the Antiques Roadshow-style event, WWI Local History Roadshow, in Morley Town Hall from 3pm-7pm. People are being asked to take any memorabilia they have along.

Morley town events manager Rachael Kennedy said: “I really would like to get the point across that we are encouraging people to search at home and with families for anything related to World War I, whether that be letters, postcards, medals, artefacts or family stories told and passed down by generations. We do not intend to keep these valuable possessions but simply records them for future generations to learn from.”

The roadshow will see a number of academics from the University of Leeds conducting informal interviews with local people to share questions, stories and thoughts.

There will also be a host of local and city wide organisations hosting stalls where people of all ages are invited to look and learn about the era and what effect it had on our local community. People don’t have to take items with them to go along to the event - anyone is welcome to go along and browse the stalls.

 

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