Fraserburgh’s Heritage Centre is planning a brand new display featuring the story of World War I, and have launched an appeal to locals to help with the ambitious project.
Volunteers from the Fraserburgh Heritage Society have already begun to research and formulate the new display, which will go up in time for the 2014 season, we understand.
The display itself will feature as yet unseen material relating to World War I.
The volunteers at the Heritage Center are now welcoming anyone from Fraserburgh or the surrounding villages who may have memorabilia from the war to come forward, be it photographs, letters or other such artefacts that they would be willing to lend to the Heritage Centre for display, or copy, for the exhibition.
Mindful that such items would be irreplaceable, the Fraserburgh Heritage Society would ensure that anything handed over to the centre would be carefully looked after.
As the Heritage Centre will be closed for the season on October 31, those willing to get involved with the project are asked to call 01346 513802 and a Society member will arrange to meet with you and, possibly, collect and record any items you wish to give.
Until October 31, the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre is open every day throughout the school holidays. There is also a car boot sale planned to raise funds for the Heritage Centre on October 17, from 10am to 2pm, at the Leisure Centre, Fraserburgh.
The First World War ran from July 1914 to November 1918 and is believed to have resulted in the death of over nine million military men and women, and the additional wounding of over 20 million in the military services.