For the Fallen

This exhibition has ended

27/09/2018 – 24/03/2019

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This exhibition was a collaboration across three sites – the City Museum, the Ruskin Library and University Library Special Collections. The museums worked together to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 and Armistice Day. 


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Through personal stories, the City Museum exhibition captures the time when soldiers from the King’s Own Regiment returned to the city. It tells the story of the end of the Great War and the immediate aftermath for both the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment and Lancaster and District. The exhibition also features the original manuscript version of  ‘For the Fallen’, by local poet Laurence Binyon.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:  

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,  

We will remember them. 


The exhibition includea Victoria Cross, never previously on public display. Displays look at the Khaki Election, the Influenza epidemic, war memorials, peace celebrations and poets Isaac Rosenberg, who fought in The King’s Own, and Lancaster born Laurence Binyon 


Watch a fascinating video by the Kings Own Museum



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