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Exhibition at Yarmouth
Exhibition at Yarmouth

On Sunday 3 August we took part of our WW1 exhibition over to Yarmouth for the day as guests of Yarmouth Town Council and Yarmouth Town Trust.

The exhibition was held in the tiny Town Hall located in St James’s Square. There were photographs of some of the people of Yarmouth who had fought in WW1 and the Vectis Military Historical Association had lots of artefacts from the war from the IW Rifles on display. (The group also has a display of IW Rifles artefacts at the Ryde District Heritage Centre in the Arcade, Union Street, Ryde.)

There was a constant stream of visitors all day and lots of people to talk to.

During a quiet period Rod Corbett, of the Yarmouth Town Trust and Town Council gave us a guided tour of the Town Chamber, which is the room above the Town Hall. There are some interesting historical items from Yarmouth, which is the oldest town on the Isle of Wight, including copies of the Town Charters which date back to the 1600s.

Our hosts kept us watered and fed all day and we had a great time.

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