First World War exhibition opens at Bucks County Museum

Former Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, now aged 94, who served in the Second World War and lost relations in the First World War, was one of the guests at the official opening of a new exhibition at the county museum.

Duty and Service: Bucks Lives in the Great War, tells the very personal stories of several local families, explaining how the First World War impacted on their lives.

Guests at the opening of the exhibition

Guests at the opening of the exhibition

Bucks County Council chairman Zahir Mohammed opened the exhibition and said: “I think it is important to commemorate and remember the impact it had on families.

“These artefacts allow us to reflect on family and community life caught up in war; the poignant stories of how death touched most families, and how the loss of brothers, fathers and uncles affected those who survived.”

The exhibition, put together by Will Phillips, Mel Czapski and their team includes uniforms, medals, personal letters and photographs and runs until March. Entry to the museum and exhibition is free.