War exhibition and tea party in town hall

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Information about the King Edward VI School men and boys who lost their lives during the First World War will be on display this weekend.

The exhibition in Morpeth Town Hall includes photographs and stories behind the names on the school’s war memorial and on Sunday, there will be a First World War centenary afternoon tea party.

The details have been researched by a group of KEVI students in a partnership project with Morpeth Antiquarian Society. Funding for it has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In addition, there will be information about life on the home front in Morpeth and artefacts will be in glass cases in the Butter Market.

The exhibition will take place in the Corn Exchange between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday and Sunday’s afternoon tea party in aid of ssafa (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) will be held from 2pm to 4pm.

As well as a First World War-themed fashion project, games, quiz and menu, there will be entertainment from students, Morpeth Pipe Band and historian John Sadler and a raffle.

Tickets are limited to 60 for the tea party and they can be purchased for £10 per adult and £5 per child from KEVI on 01670 515415 or by calling 077963 38888.