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In pictures: How generations are hooked on the way we were
11:40am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Echo News
THE First World War, the Battle of Britain and the history of Canvey were all hot topics for families at a special military exhibition.
Memorabilia, photographs and relics were displayed at St Katherine’s Heritage Centre, in Canvey Road, Canvey, to educate adults and children about events which shaped history.
The impressive array of military items was part of a mobile collection from the Bay Museum, in Western Esplanade, Canvey.
Its team of volunteers have recently begun welcoming schoolchildren into the museum and research facility for educational workshops, and were delighted to see many of the same excited faces at the exhibition.
Trustee Allan Reed said: “We had some very interesting families visit the exhibition, and it goes to showwe really do have something for everyone.
“It was wonderful to find many children who have visited the museum enjoyed it so much they brought their parents or grandparents to see the collection. Interest from people of all ages is exactly what we want to try to achieve.
“I think our message about the importance of learning and enjoying history is getting through.’’
Castle Point Mayor Maryse Iles, MP Rebecca Harris and Canvey town councillors were among the exhibition visitors.
For more information about the Bay Museum, visit the-bay -museum.co.uk or call 01268 513718.
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