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Tom, Frank and May - One Family's Story

Tom, Frank and May - One Family's Story

Location: Blakesley Hall

12th April 2014 - 2nd November 2014

Thomas and Elizabeth Merry lived at Blakesley Hall from 1901 -1932 and their three children, Tom, Frank and May all played important, yet different roles in this conflict. Tom was an officer in the Army Service Corps based at Rouen, Frank fought at Passchendaele with the Artists Rifles and May enrolled in the Voluntary Aid Detachment, working in a number of military hospitals, caring for the wounded from the front. Through photographs, medals and letters from the family’s archive, visitors to Blakesley Hall can discover the true effect of the war on one family.

A short film has been commissioned as part of this exhibition, which will be showing in the Resource Area of the Hall, along with an interactive trench for our younger visitors.

Entrance to the exhibition is included in the admission price for the Hall, £4 for adults, £3 for concessions and under 16's are free. The exhibition has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is linked to the Imperial War Museum led Centenary of the First World War.