To celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One the businesses of Buckinghamshire have some fantastic events to remember the people and places involved in the war.
Private Peaceful at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
From the 5-7th November, you can see the production of Private Peaceful at The Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. Private Peaceful tells the story of the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.
Marlow Museum WW1 Exhibition
Marlow Museum have a WW1 display at their museum as part of the 100 years commemoration. The exhibition has been set up by the ‘Marlow Remembers World War One Association’ and changes every 3 months. The purpose of the display is to commemorate the contribution made by people from around Marlow during the war and explain the important involvement they had. This exhibition will provide a lasting record of the commemoration for future generations.
The Home Front – what was happening in Marlow 100 years ago
The War – events from the War that involved combatants from Marlow and the surrounding area
The People – the story of someone from Marlow who died 100 years ago.
Take a look at what display is currently on at the moment.
Gerrards Cross - GX100
From 11am to 2pm at Gerrards Cross’s Memorial Centre on Sunday 11th November visit their free exhibition, GX100. The exhibition aims to present the histories of those in the armed forces from Gerrards Cross who died during World War One.
Bucks County Museum
Fighting on Different Fronts - Representations of Women in the First World War
Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury are celebrating the WW1 centurion with their exhibition ‘Fighting on Different Fronts.’ The exhibition draws together the anniversary of the First World War and women’s suffrage and the right to vote. Peter Vass’s shows how women were represented during the First World War and how these altered images marked a change in the perception of women and their role in society.
100 Hearts: Legacy of War
At Bucks County Museum you can also see one of 12 country-wide exhibitions by the members of the Embroiderers' Guild commemorating the end of the Great War through intricate and evocative pieces of work in fabric and thread. The display in Aylesbury will also include photographic portraits of men and women from the county who served in the war.
The 1/1st Bucks Battalion in Italy, 1917-18
In Buckingham Old Gaol, you can view their WW1 exhibition created by Bucks Military Museum Trust and Buckingham Heritage Trust. 'The 1/1st Bucks Battalion in Italy, 1917-18' exhibition is completely free and gives you the chance to see imagery from the First Wold War, This will be running until the 28th Novemeber, 10am-4pm.