THE impact of the First World War on the people of Benfleet is to be explored in a new exhibition.

For three weeks, from Tuesday, July 1, to Wednesday, July 16, Benfleet Community Archive will have a display at the library in Benfleet High Road.

It will show the effect of the First World War on the Benfleet community and the wider changes that the war made to society. The free event is at Benfleet library from 9am.

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