Local Patriotism and Recruitment in Ilfracombe, 1914-1918

Researcher Emil Sokolov talks about WW1 recruitment in Ilfracombe

When: to May
Where:North Devon Record Office, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL
Who:Emil Sokolov

Discover how the power of the photograph was used to boost recruitment in Ilfracombe during the first World War. The chairman of the Urban District council and a local headmaster gathered and displayed a unique collection of 500 identically framed photographs of local men and women serving in the military.

The talk is followed by a traditional Devonshire cream tea. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Tickets are £5 per person. Please contact Gary Knaggs at the North Devon Record Office to book a place. Tel 01271 318795 or email northdevon@swheritage.org.uk