Parcels of Comfort- Exhibition at Bishopston Library

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/10/2017 - 25/11/2017
All Day

Location
Bishopston Library

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16th October-25th November

Did you know that in the First World War the British Army considered delivering letters and parcels to the Front as important as delivering rations and ammunition?

 

Bishopston Library will be hosting the touring exhibition of Parcels of Comfort from 16th October until 25th November- The exhibition includes textile parcels, appliqué, embroidery, printmaking and knitting. The parcels replicate the ones that were sent to the front line in WW1 by friends and Family.  All the sewing and knitting has been done by hand to create an empathy with that era. The subject has been carefully researched including using the names of real soldiers featured in the We Have Our Lives and in the book ‘Letters From the Trenches’ by local author Jacqueline Wadsworth.