Current Exhibition at Bedworth Heritage Centre
Opening Hours. Tuesdays & Fridays 10.30 - 1.00pm, Saturdays 10.30 - 3.30pm
From March 9th to April 7th 2018
This is a truly moving and poignant exhibition now on at Bedworth Heritage Centre. Tom Harrison was a Bedworth lad who served at the front during World Was One and who was killed one hundred years ago on Easter Sunday 1918. All of Tom's letters home to his family were discovered in a suitcase in a garden shed some years ago and they are presented in readable format alongside the originals always signed with lots of kisses and the words 'Kiss Ethel for Me'. Ethel was his little sister who was seven years old. There are also letters which were sent to his parents in Roadway, Bedworth, informing them that their only son had been killed 'on Easter Sunday morning when an enemy shell exploded near to him. He died instantly, there wasn't a mark on him and he was buried where he fell with a simple cross marking where his body was. He has no known grave but his name appears on the war memorials in Pozieres and in Bedworth.
You must see this thought provoking exhibition if you want to know what life was like both on the fighting front and here in Bedworth in 1918.
From 9th April 2018 The Life of Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Skelton
Don't forget that the heritage centre in All Saints Square has a selection of limited edition mugs, books and a supply of postcards and wooden jigsaws (only £5) featuring the much loved Almshouses.