This years exhibition opened on 29th April and will run until September.

Our men, like others throughout the country, were quick to volunteer, fought in all theatres of war, travelled to countrys they never expected to see and many died in defence of their country. They experienced unimaginable conditions in the war to end all wars'. Local basket makers on War Office contracts made wicker shell baskets to protect ammunition in transit and others worked at the ammunition factory in Chilwell.  Donington Hall became a German Prisoner of War camp, holding the dubious honour of being the only camp from which a prisoner escaped to reach home in Germany.

AuthorChris Hills