Tadley and District History Society put on an exhibition entitled World War 1 War memorial Exhibition at the Tadley Community Centre, in New Church Road, in Tadley.
"This was a very well researched exhibition, commemorating the 31 men listed on the War Memorial in Tadley by St Paul's Church. Carol Stevens, the Chairman, together with her team, put many hours of effort into bringing this exhibition together and Ian Burn, who was in charge deserves particular commendation." In addition to the biographies of those who fell, was an exhibition by local schools, depicting the trenches and the posters of World War 1 together with displays of medals and extracts from local papers showing life in Tadley a 100 years ago. "It was interesting to see how local names such as West and Stacey appeared on the memorial, and some of the descendants of those who fell visited the exhibition and learnt more about members of their family."
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A final reminder of Tadley and District History Society’s (TADS) exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and of the lives of those men remembered on the Tadley war memorial being held at Tadley Community Centre between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Saturday 27 September 2014.
The main objective of the exhibition is to commemorate the 31 men listed on the Tadley war memorial by providing a personal profile of their lives and achievements. The second objective is to illustrate, in the display ‘Tadley in 1914’, what life was like in Tadley at the outbreak of World War I.
Other displays will include:
• The History of Tadley War Memorial;
• World War I Theatres of War;
• National and Local Time-line
• Individual displays from Pamber, Monk Sherborne and Sherborne St John together with local schools: The Hurst Community College, The Priory Primary and Bramley Primary Schools.