WW1 commemorations across region

Commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War have been taking place across the region this weekend.

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To the trenches with love

During the First World War many industries were driven by a new female workforce. As men went to fight, women operated factories providing the essentials to keep the war effort going.

One of those women put a secret note into a box of shells.

Little did she know the soldier who opened those shells would track her down and marry her on his return.

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