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Lest We Forget and WWI Remembrance Exhibition

posted Oct 30, 2014, 10:01 AM by LowFell Admin   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 7:09 AM ]

Praise for 'Lest We Forget'

We were thoroughly impressed by the Poets of the 1st World War Presentation on 12th November. The production was of the highest order and the presentation by the speakers superb. We were not unduly surprised as local groups displaying an interest in the subject, with enthusiasm, regularly surpass paid professionals.
Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Best wishes
Colin & Eileen Appleby


Twelve months ago, Low Fell Library Association volunteer Paul Tague had an idea.  Would it be possible to commemorate the First World War at the library?  Could we put together a suitable event to do justice to the memory of all of those who were involved?

After bringing his proposals to the volunteers it was agreed to move forward and funding was sourced.  Grants were applied for and fortunately some of these applications were successful.

Paul started the lengthy process of pulling together artefacts suitable for inclusion in the exhibition and produced audiovisual media.  All of this took Paul a period of twelve months during which he spent many hours reading the War Poets and perusing many books relating to the subject.  During this time he also sourced local artist Aubrey Anderson, who kindly loaned an impressive full size line drawing of a World War One soldier.      

Initially it was decided to hold one event called ‘Lest we Forget’ on the evening of Wednesday 12th November 2014 to run parallel with his exhibition.  This would consist of readings of the War Poets supported by projected photographs and musical score.  Due to high demand it was decided to hold an additional event on the following day.

The event on Thursday 13th November 2014 was attended by members of the public and pupils of Cardinal Hume School, three of whom were involved with reading of the poems.

The sold-out evening show attendees enjoying the after-show drinks and buffet.

The production manager, Paul Tague, and the Readers

Exhibited work by local artist, Aubrey Anderson

Shots of the WWI exhibition