Barnsley exhibition explores impact of First World War

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A museum exhibition has opened exploring the impact on Barnsley residents of the First World War.

The Road to War display at Experience Barnsley marks the centenary of the First World War and includes items which have been donated and loaned by local residents, telling the stories of the borough’s people.

Running until January 11, it will explore the first year of the conflict, looking at local recruitment and the fever of call-up for Barnsley soldiers.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of free talks and events, including a series of family history surgeries, the first of which takes place tomorrow.

A talk on tracing First World War ancestors will follow at Experience Barnsley from 7pm on September 29.