Dartmoor Trust exhibition highlights Moor-life during the First World War

Dartmoor Trust WW1 logoA new exhibition at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre at Princetown aims to provide a focus for Dartmoor communities to understand how people lived during the early 1900s, the effects of the war on families and their way of life, and the legacy of the 1914-18 war.

The DaDartmoor exhibition 2rtmoor Trust and the National Park Authority, with funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Dartmoor Trust, are presenting the Dartmoor Life in the First World War exhibition at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown until 9th September 2015.  Entry is free.

It is a collaborative project with information and images provided by local history groups, museums and other bodies.  Over 200 images of Dartmoor in the First World War have been located, oral history and reminiscences.Dartmoor exhibition 1

In parallel, an educational website is being developed for primary and secondary schools on and around Dartmoor, and available through www.dartmoortrust.org19 exercises will be available from March 2015 for use by teachers, as homework or for independent study.

We are also encouraging interest though providing further information and material; it is anticipated that more information will come to light over the next 2 years.  This knowledge will be added to the Dartmoor Trust Archive which will host the legacy for access worldwide in perpetuity. Dartmoor exhibition launch 1Photograph above shows Bernard Whitehorn (left), Peter Mason (exhibition curator), Peter Harper (chair of Dartmoor National Park), Philip Sanders (chair of The Dartmoor Trust) and Col Tony Clark (rtrd) of the Dartmoor Trust

For more information about the exhibition, educational resource or how to contribute to the archive, view the website, or contact Tony Clark by email at tonyclark@dartmoortrust.org