WWI book II launched in the museum

Louise Kerr hadher book
Louise Kerr hadher book

There was a book launch at Newton Stewart Museum last week for Galloway Gazette reporter Louise Kerr’s second booklet about the First World War, which went on sale on November 11.

Galloway’s Great War, Volume II - September 1915 - September 1916, continues with the reports and letters from the frontline that appeared in the Gazette 100 years ago.

This book covers the Battle of Loos, the Battle of Jutland and the most notorious of all World War One battles - the Somme.

Guests at the launch enjoyed viewing the vast collection of fascinating artefacts contained in the museum in York Road.

These include a Great War display, Edwardian costumes, agricultural equipment, photographs, documents and household items.

There is always a need for volunteers to help out at the museum so, if you are interested, attend a meeting in the museum on Thursday, November 24, at 2pm to find out more.