"Served, Survived & Sowing of Seeds" exhibition launches at Helston Museum

The Served, Survived & Sowing of Seeds exhibition launched at the Helston Museum on 1 November. The exhibition, which will run until 30 November, features local residents who served and survived, as well as a 20 year timeline of both local and national events explaining what the long term effects of WW1 were - ultimately leading to WW2.

The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Helston, John Martin, with around 60 visitors attending the event. The Helston WW1 Heritage Project has brought together information and research on the 62 names on the town’s First World War memorial with members of the community encouraged to contribute to the exhibition and attend associated events to say Thank You to the First World War generation. Find out more about the event on the Helston Museum Facebook page or their website.

Visitors to the exhibition are presented with 62 cards commemorating each of the fallen. Organiser Martine Knight will take these cards to London this weekend when she attends the Cenotaph and Festival of Remembrance. The Heritage Project is also working with Helston Town Council on the area's Battle's Over event wherein a beacon will be lit and church bells sounded along with others across the nation.