TAKING a look at how Tenby lived a century ago in the shadow of global conflict is the focus of a new exhibition at the town’s Museum and Art Gallery.

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty: Tenby and World War One is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and sets local stories into a wider historical context.

The Tin Shed Experience at Laugharne has loaned a number of the artefacts on display, which include rifles, helmets, medals, pamphlets, postcards, ceramics and an example of the brutal anti-personnel device, caltrops.

They can be seen alongside bilingual interpretive panels on recruitment, agriculture, tanks, life in the trenches, black out laws, women in the war and Tenby’s returned men, amongst many others.

Collections manager Mark Lewis, who created and wrote the exhibition, said: “The exhibition provides an additional insight into the war, alongside the recent museum publication, Tenby Remembers, but with a different emphasis. It tells the story of the part that Tenby, the town, played in the war and using this local material, I have tried to give a history of these times in both a local and wider way.

“There is also an excellent video presentation from students of Greenhill School’s History Department, who give their personal views on this terrible war that is painful to remember but impossible to forget.”

The exhibition is now open to the public and will be officially opened by Simon Hancock, curator of Haverfordwest Town Museum on Friday April 22. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

*The museum recently welcomed its youngest benefactor - five-year-old Ava Argent, who donated £80 as a result of her birthday party when guests were invited to make a contribution to museum funds in lieu of presents.