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
Zeppelin – L4 airship raid on 19th January 1915 at about 8.30pm, hitting a house in Wymondham Street, 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.
Another 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 medals 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.
Jane Parker – Sheringham Library