Date Published: 29 October 2018
A new exhibition, which explores the end of World War I and marks 100 years since the first Armistice Day, has opened at Rutland County Museum in Oakham.
Looking at local memorials and buildings built to commemorate Armistice, the 12-week Remembrance 100 Exhibition aims to give people an insight into what life was like following the end of the First World War, both nationally and in Rutland.
The exhibition, which runs until 12th January 2019, is free and open to the public from 10am until 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
“Through this poignant exhibition, we hope to give people the chance to see what life in the UK was really like after the First World War ended. What happened to servicemen once they returned home? What was the cost of the war for local families? How did the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 impact on the country? The Remembrance 100 Exhibition also marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. This law gave some women over the age of 30 the right to vote for the very first time. We explore this significant moment in relation to Rutland with a display at the exhibition.”
Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure
Remembrance 100 is part of Rutland’s Commemoration programme for the World War I Armistice Centenary, which includes the Rutland Poppy Project Display at Oakham Castle, a performance by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment and ‘The Rutlanders Return’ community play.
For more information and to see the full list of Remembrance events, go to the Rutland Remembers website.
You can also Share your own Rutland Remembers commemorations on social media using the hashtags #RutlandRemembers and #LLCommemorates.