Exhibition focuses on Post Office during wartime

Date Posted: 29/10/2013

An exhibition exploring the effect of World War One on the Post Office, its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort, is set to open at the Coalbrookdale Gallery at Ironbridge Gorge next spring.

Last Post: Remembering the First World War will run from 10th April until 27th March 2015. 

The importance of the Post Office to the war effort

Before 1914, Post Office communications were vital to everyday life through the telegraph, telephone and postal systems.

At the outbreak of war, the Post Office, as one of the biggest businesses in the world, contributed to military operations on a scale never seen before, providing a vital means of communication between the fighting fronts and the home front.

The exhibition will showcase objects of military and postal importance and includes stories from a Shropshire perspective.

A nationwide touring exhibition of Last Post: Remembering the First World War will run in parallel to the exhibition at Coalbrookdale.

For further school trip information visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.

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