On 21 November, the Library hosted a commemorative event to recognise the work and sacrifice of our local men and women during the First World War. Our last Our Fallen booklet was given out to attendees. These booklets have contained the biographies of each local fallen soldier and can be found on this website at https://penrithhistory.com/memories-of-war/our-fallen/. The Noble Work Recognised Project for 2019 was also launched – this publication project will include all of our previous Our Fallen booklets, plus biographies of local nurses who served as well as the stories of the men who returned.
The night also included a talk by Dr Penny Stannard, curator at State Archives. She spoke on State Archives’ photographic exhibition, Windows into Wartime, which is currently in the Library. Researcher Steve Ford also spoke on researching military ancestors. Steve also presented the Library with photographs of headstones of local soldiers in France.