World War 1 at Sheringham Library

Here are the details of  displays about WW1 that can be seen at Sheringham Library.

The first marks the first bomb “dropped in anger” on a civilian target during a
 – L4 airship raid  on 19th January 1915 at about 8.30pm, hitting a house in Wymondham Street, Sheringham.
ww1 bombed house SheringhamWW1 bomb casing

ww1 blue plaque Sheringham

There is a blue plaque on the site and the remains of the bomb casing is held in the Sheringham Museum. We have details about the course of the raid and photos of the house.

A Norfolk StoryAnother display documents the life of a local Norfolk man, Frederick Chandler who served in the Norfolk Regiment and was awarded the DCM for gallantry, discharged on 1917 as no longer fit for service.

Photos and messages from the Royal Family, details of his Displaymedals etc have been of great interest. The information was passed to us by  a family visiting Sheringham, who thought we would like the details of their grandfather’s experience and requested we did further research for them. I contacted the Norfolk Regimental museum who verified information about his medals.

Finally a display using posters & props, which is promoting books on the WW1 theme for customers to borrow.

WW1 Book Display

Jane Parker – Sheringham Library


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