September launch for Moray’s first world war story

A project that seeks to chronicle the story of how the people of Moray lived through the first world war is to be launched next month.

‘Moray’s War’ will use a collection of artefacts, photographs and memories from people in the region that will provide a complete view of how the war affected those who lived in Moray 100 years ago.

Co-ordinated by Moray Council’s Library Service, who have been collating contributions and are still inviting more, Moray’s War will include road shows, talks and displays.

Organisers hope to build the collection into a new website providing as comprehensive a record of the region and its people that has ever been brought together. The website will be part of ‘Scotland’s War’ which is being co-ordinated by the Edinburgh University.

The first Moray’s War open day is to be hosted at the Elgin Library on Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm, where experts will be on hand to answer questions from the public and look at any photographs or memorabilia they may have.

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