A new exhibition at the Museum of the Manchesters in Ashton-under-lyne. "The Manchesters go to war", tells the stories of soldiers from the Manchester Regiment who went to fight in World War One.
The exhibition lasts until January 2015 and includes memorabilia, service records and recruitment posters which were used to sign up young men from the area. A militiary historian will also play the role of Tommy Atkins a World War one soldier and will appear in full uniform during the summer holidays and on Tuesday August 5th in order to tell the story of what it was like to fight in the first World war.
Tameside Council's assistant executive member for culture said "virtually everyone in Tameside will be related to someone who served in the First World War and this exhibition tells their story in an interesting way."
The Museum of the Manchester Regiment is located in Ashton Town Hall and is open from 10 am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.