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Wartime heroes set to be honoured in new exhibition

An exhibition paying tribute to the men who from Derbyshire who lost their lives in the First World War is set to open this month.

The moving stories of more than 40 men from Eyam who lost their lives in the conflict can now be told after Eyam Museum secured a £21,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It will also explore the bubonic plague’s impact on the village in the 1600.

Ken Thompson, chairman of Eyam Museum, said: “It has been an extraordinary project involving many local people and hours of research, ranging from local oral history to newspaper and war archives.

“We have so far found around 125 men from Eyam who went to fight, 43 of whom did not come home. It includes some fascinating artefacts including medals, photos, a rifle, memorial plaques and letters home.”

The exhibition will open on June 23.

 

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