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Priest's House Museum needs your help!

PUBLISHED: 12:25 15 February 2019

Soldiers and nurses outside Newton House Hospital, 1914. Image credit line: Courtesy of the Priest’s House Museum Collections Trust

Soldiers and nurses outside Newton House Hospital, 1914. Image credit line: Courtesy of the Priest's House Museum Collections Trust

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Did your ancestors live in Sturminster Marshall or the surrounding area during the first world war? Priest's House Museum wants to hear from you!

Did your ancestors live in Sturminster Marshall or the surrounding area during the first world war? Did any of them serve in the forces? What was life like in the village? If you have any information the Priest’s House Museum would like to know. The museum will be at Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall on Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

‘The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset’ is a project run by the museum. The project aims to record the lives of people from East Dorset who served in the forces and those who stayed behind, such as women who took on jobs left vacant by men. The information will be made available on the project website www.eastdorsetfirstworldwar.org. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

There will also be a small display of photographs relating to Newton Red Cross Hospital. The museum would like to hear from anyone who may have had ancestors who worked there.

If you have any photographs, objects, letters or press cuttings relating to the local area, or to individuals, please bring them along.

For further information please contact the museum on 01202 882533 or visit www.priest-house.co.uk.

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