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King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

Boomtown: From Front Line to White Lund

Type:   Event / Exhibition (temporary)

Location:   King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, City Museum Market Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, LA1 1HT.

Date:   13 May 2017 - 12 November 2017

Free

The exhibition tells the story of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in action on the Western Front, Salonika and Mesopotamia in 1917, and then brings the story right to the home front in Lancaster and Morecambe. We cover the Royal Visit of May 1917 and the local war production, including the National Filling Factory at White Lund which saw a severe fire and explosions in October 1917. We talk about the work at the factory, the fire and explosions, the fire fighting and the gallantry involved by both workers and firemen. Visitors are encourage to cast their vote as to how the fire started.

Suitable for Any age

Admission Free of charge.

Registration N/A

Concessions N/A

Websitehttp://www.kingsownmuseum.com/1917-exhibition-001.htm

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