Leek exhibition honours the sacrifices made by local First World War soldiers

AN exhibition which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War is currently being staged at Leek’s Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery in Stockwell Street.

The collection of exhibits are a poignant reminder of the four years of hostilities between 1914-18 and the sacrifices made by the many soldiers who volunteered from the Staffordshire Moorlands to maintain our freedom.

June Amos, volunteer at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery and Staffordshire Moorlands Tourism, said: “The exhibition remembers the lives of those soldiers from Leek and throughout the Moorlands who left their rural communities to go to war.

“It’s sad to think how many people lost their lives in the “war to end all wars.”

Staffordshire Moorlands district Council leader describes the exhibition as “intimate and moving.”

She said: “The families of so many of those soldiers will still live in the district, which makes our hosting of such an important exhibition – as we mark the centenary of the end of the Great war – all the more special.”

The exhibition in the art gallery runs until November 10 and is open to visitors from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

 Local historian Cathryn Walton will be giving an illustrated talk on Saturday, November 3 at 1.30pm.