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Villagers' First World War exhibition could become a regular event

An exhibition set up by amateur historians in a village in East Yorkshire has proved so popular in its opening weekend that there are plans to make it a regular event.

Items on show at the exhibition

Michael Mitchell, from North Ferriby and Laurence Newton from Brough, were inspired to look into the history of their hometowns after a trip to the Somme battlefield.

The pair then began to collect artefacts from people in the county who donated memorabilia including bullet casings, photographs and military clothing.

Items on show at the exhibition

The exhibition has been more popular than any of the organizers expected it to be and there have been calls for the displays to return later this year or on an annual basis.

Michael and Laurence are hoping more people might have items they would be willing to contribute to the exhibition in future. For more details click here.

Items on show at the exhibition
Items on show at the exhibition
Visitors discuss the items on show