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Exhibition gives taste of WW2

By Surrey Mirror  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

  • LONG DEMOLISHED: The former railway station

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WITH Remembrance Day fresh in the memory, a new exhibition focuses on the Caterham area and the last world war.

World War Two Home Front, staged at East Surrey Museum, includes memorabilia and photographs outlining how the 1939-45 conflict impacted locally.

Among the more vivid displays are gas masks and the tail fin of a mortar shell.

Museum curator Chris Taylor said:"The exhibition brings home just how the war impinged on the town."

A separate exhibition has old photos of the town, including Caterham's former railway station and Caterham Carnival in full swing back in 1958.

The wartime exhibition will be staged until at least Christmas.

Admission is free to the museum in Stafford Road, Caterham.

The museum, which also has a gift shop, is open from 10am to 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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