Appeal for WW1 memorabilia

Cupar Heritage Centre
Cupar Heritage Centre

CUPAR Heritage has launched an appeal for First World War memorabilia for a major exhibition planned for next year to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict.

Chairman Guthrie Hutton explained: “As well as telling the stories of local men who fought in the war, the aim is to highlight its impact on Cupar.

“Soldiers from other parts of the country were also stationed in and around the town and the constant arrival and departure of troops placed the railway station at the centre of things.

“Local people ran YMCA recreation facilities, hospitals, the Voluntary Aid Detachment or Red Cross; raised funds and of course kept the home fires burning.

“And in the aftermath, the town erected one of the finest war memorials in the country. It was a hugely important time and to do it justice the society needs to start now to gather material for display.”

Anyone who can help with stories, pictures, artefacts or ephemera is asked to contact Cupar Heritage on 01334 844979 or via www.cuparheritage.org.

Alternatively, you can speak to one of the volunteers at the Heritage Centre, which is open on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, Sundays from 2pm to 4.30pm and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4.30pm.