The exhibition was reckoned to be a great success. Most of the audience members for the five performances of “Oh What A Lovely War!” – as well as the cast and company – looked at it before, during or after the show: if nothing else, they had to walk through it to get to the bar! Some tears were shed.
Stantonbury Campus B-Tech drama students discussed the show with the play’s Director and Designer and spent some time looking round the exhibition. They were allowed to handle a few of the personal exhibits and some of them found this very moving (especially Oliver Wilkin’s bugle and address book).
The slide show interspersed images of the Western Front with names taken from local war memorials and made a strong impact – thanks to Sue Quinn for this idea.
The Hawtin Mundy display included recordings of his storytelling about the war, and a song from the Living Archive and Stantonbury Campus Drama Group‘s production “Days of Pride” based on Hawtin’s stories.
There was also an opportunity to try out the Albert French CDrom from The Living Archive.
Company MK thanks everyone involved in the exhibition, and especially…
for help in shaping the exhibition, accessing Living Archive materials and helping to steward the exhibition.
for lending his tank model and many items from his collection of artefacts.
for lending the Oliver Wilkins materials which so many people found so moving.
Ian Chambers, then of the local branch of the Western Front Association, for lending his work on “Local Heroes from Around the World” and for helping to steward the exhibition.
Adam Hepburn at The Cannon, Newport Pagnell
for the loan of uniforms, and for allowing us to photograph some of his display items.
The cast and company of “Oh What a Lovely War!”
for contributing family memories and mementoes.
The Living Archive
for lending us the Albert French and Hawtin Mundy displays, and the slides for the slide show, and for providing the photos and information for “The McCorquodale’s Strike” and “The Ambulance Train”.
Please visit The Living Archive website.
David Lovesy of Laser Graphics Ltd
for sponsoring us by printing the large photographs of military cemeteries.
The British Legion, Newport Pagnell
for allowing us to photograph some of their display materials.
Please visit the British Legion website.
Nina Chauhan of Stantonbury Campus
for welcoming us to the Gallery.
Mexx, Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes
for the loan of the mannequin.
Jeremy Cooper of oliomedia.com
for photography and printing, layout design and production, installation and organisation of the exhibition, and this web site.