A 1914 cartoon from a Casseretto/Winter family notebook (family members worked in local weaving and brush-making industries during the 19th century). This is just one of several hundred newly digitised original photographs, posters and notices connected with the First World War in Norfolk. The material is held in the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre, Norfolk Record Office and Norfolk Museums Service. Over the course of the next few years the images will be posted on http://www.picture.norfolk.gov.uk/ (the picture archive run by Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service).
An Exhibition Commemorating World War One
Docking Ripper Hall
Opens 2pm Saturday 2nd August then 10-4 every Friday-Monday 10-4 throughout August
This exciting sounding exhibition being held in Docking is taking the lighter side of war as its main theme with a focus on Great War humour, especially through the ‘comic’ postcards that were available for soldiers to send home from the Front.
To balance this out there will also be displays of material relating to the Zeppelin attacks on the North Norfolk Coast, to the aircraft factory Boulton and Paul and many other items.
Refreshments with a World War One them will be on sale when the exhibition is open as well as reproduction postcards.
A great number of books will be available for those interested in reading more about the war, postcards and Norfolk.
Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for concessions on the first visit but half price on subsequent visits.