World War 1 claimed 230 local lives during the years for 1916 and 1917, but what was life in Hebden Royd really like during the war?
Mike Crawford has drawn on the experience of the area to create a fantastic and informative exhibition which is being displayed at Hebden Bridge Town Hall during March. The timing of the exhibition reflects the introduction of conscription on 2nd March 1916, but it also examines the rise of the conscientious objector in the area.
Now two years into the War, women play an ever increasing role, and impact on home life is clearly evident with soaring food prices and coal shortages. The exhibition explores what life was like for those who were on the home front during this time.
The exhibition will be displayed in the Hebden Bridge Town Hall foyer until the end of March.
For more information, please contact Emma Green at Hebden Royd Town Council on 01422 842181 or by email.
Added: Wednesday, 2 March 2016