Exhibition at Railway Station set to honour First World War servicemen

Published on: Friday, 1 November 2019
Last updated: Friday, 1 November 2019

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With Armistice Day on the horizon, a unique exhibition is set to take place at Lowestoft Railway Station from Monday which honours local servicemen that perished during the First World War.

The exhibition features the work of the Memories Carved in Stone project, which has sought to record, reclaim and maintain many forgotten graves and memorials of local service personnel lost during the conflict. Managed by Lowestoft’s Access Community Trust, the project received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has seen the charity’s volunteers and clients combine forces since early this year

The free exhibition will open daily, including the weekend of Remembrance Sunday, from 10am to 4pm between Monday 4th and Friday 15th November at the recently restored Parcels Office exhibition space at Lowestoft Railway Station.

The exhibition will showcase the charity’s work, which has seen many servicemen’s stories documented using the vast historic records that are housed in the town’s record office and with support from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The project is ongoing and joint project leader Richard Allen is hoping visitors to the exhibition may hold the final pieces in the jigsaw for some of the stories told, as he explains,

“We are appealing for relatives of any local serviceman that died during the First World War, who may have a photograph of a loved one who never returned, to share these with us. We have documented some amazing stories on the lives of these brave servicemen and it would be fantastic to share a picture of that person alongside these.”

Photographs or information can be taken in person to be documented at the exhibition or emailed to [email protected] for display on the event’s remembrance wall.

The Parcels Office is situated on the main concourse of Lowestoft Railway Station.