08 AUG 2014

Helen Grant MP drops in to Marden history exhibition marking First World War Centenary

Helen Grant MP, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald and the minister responsible for the government's First World War Centenary commemorations dropped in the Marden history exhibition on Friday to see the Marden History Group's special exhibition marking the First World War Centenary.

Commenting on the exhibition Helen said:

"Learning about local connections to the Great War was fascinating, and a lovely way for Marden to mark this milestone in world history and recognise the sacrifice made by so many men and women one hundred years ago.

"As the minister responsible for the Government's First World War Centenary commemorations, I urge everyone to explore what is going on in their local communities as we begin a programme of events in remembrance of WW1 over the next four years.

"Congratulations to all the Marden History Group volunteers and residents who have put together this excellent and informative exhibition". 

Notes to editors

  • The Marden History Group WW1 Exhibition will run for the next 7 months at Marden Library & Heritage Centre
  • The displays and information have been compiled by History Group members with assistance from Marden residents, the BBC South East's Helena Noifeld and Victoria Lingston
  • The exhibition includes a timeline of battles and events from 1914-18; details of the 'fallen of Marden"; parish magazine extracts from June & July 1915; a survivors board and details of what life was like for those at home, among others.

Further information can be found here: http://www.mardenhistory.org.uk/home/

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