Exhibition focuses on Dartmoor in WW1

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Dartmoor Life in the First World War is an exhibition that marks the Centenary of the First World War and offers a snapshot of what life was like on the moor in the years 1914-1918.

Consequences of the First World War

The exhibition considers how life for many on the moor continued as normal, how farming changed and women came to work in agriculture and forestry. It also considers the recruitment of soldiers and the lives of the wounded men who were brought to Dartmoor to recuperate as well as the impact on the area of the Conscientious Objectors who were housed in Dartmoor Prison.

The show is presented by the Dartmoor Trust in partnership with Dartmoor National Park and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with a £10,000 grant.

The exhibition is on show at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown and runs for six months.

Far-reaching impact of the war

Nerys Watts, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said: ‘The impact of the First World War was far-reaching; touching and shaping every corner of the UK and leaving a lasting legacy. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we’re pleased to have played a funding role in ensuring Dartmoor’s unique memory of the impact of the conflict is shared for generations to come.’

For more about the exhibition, click here.

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