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Coming Home: Conflict & Care

September 24, 2016-January 7, 2017
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Coming Home: Conflict & Care in 1916

Sat 24th Sep 2016 to Sat 7th Jan 2017 - All Day


A First World War exhibition based on two paintings in the museum’s collections by artist Frank Hyde:

  • ‘Trones Wood’
  • ‘Wounded Soldiers Arriving at Maidstone East’

The ‘Trones Wood’ painting is accompanied by an array of items, sounds and images from the conflict. Uniform and military equipment used by the soldiers are shown, including a Lewis gun (which enabled the 7th Queen’s Own to hold Trones Wood). The ‘Arrival of a Convoy of Wounded Soldiers at Maidstone East’ painting tells a different story, this time of the home front. Images and objects such as prosthetic limbs, medical uniforms and equipment, and even a wedding dress reveal the lives of the injured returning home and of the people who remained at home.

During the Great War 60,000 men served in the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment with a total of over 750,000 British men losing their lives.

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10:00 - 17:00
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