A World War I exhibition with a difference is opening in Little Newcastle this weekend.
'Interpreting World War I through Commemorative China' will examine five war-related themes through the medium of ceramics: For King and Country which looks at pieces produced to mark the outbreak of hostilities, the Battlefield; the Home Front, Victory and Peace and A Hundred Years On.
In addition to more than 150 pieces of commemorative and crested china, there will also be other war-related artefacts on display including examples of trench art, silk cards, postcards, Bruce Bairnsfather pieces, contemporary magazines and some bound volumes of Punch dating from some of the war years. There will also be items relating to the fallen from Little Newcastle.
A £3,6000 boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled the organisers to produce a detailed guide to the displays and a booklet tracing the history of the village during the years of the war. In addition, two pieces of music have been commissioned which will be performed both at the opening ceremony and during the special service held at St. Peter’s on August 3.
Hosted by the church and sponsored jointly by the Little Newcastle Community Association and the Royal British Legion, the exhibition will be open on August 2,4 and 5.
Admission is free, but donations are invited for Royal British LegionPembrokeshire. Light refreshments will be served at the village hall.