Newton Stewart Museum’s World War One exhibition

The World War One display at Newton Stewart Museum with some of the volunteer members of staff
The World War One display at Newton Stewart Museum with some of the volunteer members of staff

There is an interesting exhibition of World War One pictures, artefacts and other fascinating memorabilia on display just now at Newton Stewart Museum and they want your help to expand the collection.

The museum’s volunteer staff are keen to hear from anyone who has a story to tell about the Great War. It may be a treasured photograph or a letter home from a local soldier serving at the front. Or perhaps a postcard to a loved one or a keepsake brought back home. If you want the help them out you can either visit the museum on York Road during opening hours, Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm and Sundays 2pm to 5pm, or telephone Roz Wood on 01671 402677.

If you have looked at the names on your local war memorial and ever wondered about the men listed there, then the museum has books with some background information on the names on the Minnigaff, Penninghame, Kirkcowan and Bargrennan memorials, painstakingly researched by World War One historian Ken Morrison from Dalbeattie.

Newton Stewart Museum are always looking for new volunteers. If you are keen to be part of this valuable community facility please get in touch with Roz on the number above.