'Queensferry at War'!
Queensferry Museum, above the Council offices in Queensferry High Street.
Opens March 25th 2016, for 6 months! Open hours - Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
'Queensferry at War' is a new exhibition, commemorating the anniversary of the Somme Offensive 1916 and our Queensferry and Dalmeny men who lost their lives there and also commemorating the anniversary of the mighty Jutland Sea Battle 1916 and the men who are buried far from home in the Commonwealth Graves, South Queensferry Cemetery. Not forgetting the role of women on the Home Front and insights into South Queensferry during World War 1 and how the losses affected local families.
A team from the Queensferry History Group has documented stories of the families, peacetime jobs, medals and military history of many of the 103 war dead. The Group’s exhibition shows what Queensferry was like during the conflict and the town’s role as a base for some of the ships involved in the biggest sea battle of WWI at Jutland off Denmark in 1916.
Maps show where some of the men lived in Queensferry and the battlefields where some of them died. Medals, models, uniforms and other memorabilia will be on display.
Families are welcome and we welcome school groups.