Peace at Last
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

The final First World War commemorative exhibition exploring what life was like for Warrington's soldier’s returning home from the horrors of the war.

Highlights

After the prolonged strain and anxiety of war, Warrington abandoned itself to rejoicing on November 11th 1918 when according to the Warrington Guardian, "As by a common instinct the people made their way to the front of the Town Hall ...where the Mayor formally announced the completion of the Armistice and paid fitting tribute to the valour of Warrington’s sons in the fighting Force, and there was much cheering, singing and general jubilation. Sailors and soldiers arm in arm and singing well-known airs made their way good humouredly through the streets."

Peace at Last will be the final First World War commemorative exhibition providing visitors with the opportunity to explore what life was like for soldier’s returning home from the horrors of the war and how life for Warrington’s inhabitants had changed for ever.

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