Louth & Horncastle MP opens second phase of Alford war exhibition

Victoria Atkins MP has opened the second phase of Alford Manor House's Great War Memorial Exhibition.

Victoria Atkins MP at Alford Manor Houses Great War Memorial Exhibition. EMN-160528-133141001

The exhibition has a new focus on ‘Women at War on the Eastern Front’, Prisoners of War, Conscientious Objectors, and A View from the Other Side.

Following the opening, Victoria was treated to a tour of the exhibition and the First World War Trench.

Victoria said: “I was delighted to open phase two of the WWI exhibition at Alford Manor House.

“It was a fitting way to honour and remember those who fought and contributed to the WWI effort in Alford and beyond. The exhibition brings to life a period of time that we must never forget.

“I commend Grant Allan, Chairman of the Alford and District Civic Trust, for all his hard work in leading the team.

“The quality of the exhibition is a tribute to the volunteers and the wider local community who have given hours of their spare time and treasured family possessions to ensure the exhibition reflects the history of Alford.”