The story of life on Kirriemuir’s home front during the First World War is being recounted in a new exhibition at the Gateway to the Glens Museum.
Mounted by Kirriemuir Heritage Trust, the exhibition is the first of four on the war theme and it will run until January next year.
This is in conjunction with but separate from a display put together by museum staff and opened recently, which deals with Kirriemarians who served throughout the 1914-18 period and the military aspects of the war.
Kirriemuir Heritage members have spent the las six months drawing together material for the xhibition, with local people submitting stories and artefacts about their relatives’ involvement in the conflict.
It aims to paint a picture of life in the town and district during the early days of the war when it was all still regarded as exciting, with patriotic young men rushing to join up in case they missed the fighting due to the belief that time that “it would all be over by Christmas”. Subsequent exhibitions will follow the story through to its bitter end in 1918.
Anyone with photos, letters and artefacts relating to this period can contact project chairman Sandy Jamieson on 01575 572069 or e-mail email@example.com