Lossiemouth to host latest ‘Moray’s War’ Event

Moray's War - Lossiemouth next to host event
Moray’s War – Lossiemouth next to host event

LOSSIEMOUTH IS NEXT in line as host of the latest event marking the centenary of the first world war.

Over the next two weeks ‘Moray’s War’, the initiative led by Moray Council Library Services, is running a demonstration of what life was like for the people on the home front during the 1914-18 conflict.

The Lossiemouth Library will host a photographic display from April 25 to May 7, during which local people will be encouraged to share their families’ stories from the era of the Great War.

On Thursday, May 5 at 7pm there will be an illustrated talk entitled ‘A bleak day for Lossiemouth’ by amateur historian George Meldrum based on his own research into the tragic story of 11 men from Lossiemouth, all of whom lost their lives near Arras on the same day in 1917.

On Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 2pm there will be a Moray’s War roadshow with displays of photographs, weapons and artefacts and the opportunity to exchange information with the Moray’s War team.

Further information is available by calling Elgin library on 01343 562600 or Lossiemouth library on 01343 813334 or by e-mailing morayswar@moray.gov.uk.