Wirral families invited to share treasured mementos of First World War

Wirral Globe: Birkenhead War Poet Wilfred Owen's last letter home to his mother promised that the War would be “over before you read these lines.” Birkenhead War Poet Wilfred Owen's last letter home to his mother promised that the War would be “over before you read these lines.”

Wirral’s citizens have been asked to share their treasured memories and correspondence from family members who fought in the First World War.

Birkenhead War Poet Wilfred Owen's last letter home to his mother promised that the War would be “over before you read these lines.”

Sadly he perished in the last week of the conflict.

Now, on the eve of the centenary of the start of the The Great War, The Wilfred Owen Story is asking the Wirral public to share their memories of friends and relatives who fought in the conflict.

Dean Johnson, founder of The Wilfred Owen Story, said: “ Many people have treasured stories or correspondence that has been passed down through the generations.

“As attention focuses on World War One during the centenary, people will be aware of the sacrifice made within their own families.

“Maybe the testament of these brave men was handed down personally or in correspondence from the front-line.

“If people would care to share these memories, we would like to record them and make them the centre of an exhibition that would both commemorate and preserve them as a time capsule for future generations.”

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