Keep Calm & Nunney On Exhibition
The exhibition Keep Calm & Nunney On about Nunney during the Second World War is back on display by public demand until November 30 in Nunney Church.
The exhibition tells the fascinating highs and lows of life in Nunney between 1939 and 1946. Drawing on the personal accounts and archives of local residents past and present as well as Somerset County Archives and other collections, the exhibition recounts the stories of the local Home Guard, Air Raid Patrols and Invasion Committee.
It shows how a community responded to the pressures of war and rose magnificently to the challenge of raising funds for the war effort.
The exhibition is illustrated with many photos and documents that have hardly ever been seen in public, such as photos of the 1943 Wings for Victory Week – a fundraising carnival parade and other activities in the middle of the war.
Well-known local residents such as Owen Hillier, Fred Lestrange, Dorothy Wilcox and the late Phyllis Smith gave their personal accounts, making the exhibition a valuable piece of living history.
The exhibition will be on display on Remembrance Sunday.
Admission is free.