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A FREE exhibition exploring the experiences of people from the North West during the First World War will be launched in Salford this weekend.
Imperial War Museum North, in Salford Quays, will run ‘From Street to Trench: A World War That Shaped A Region’ from 5 April to 31 May.
It is the largest ever exhibition of its kind and marks 100 years on from the start of the war.
Imperial War Museum North will host a new WW1 exhibition
Rare manuscripts offering an insight into famous war poet Wilfred Owen’s time with the Manchester Regiment are on display, as well as a letter from the South Lancashire Regiment’s Clement Attlee, who would later go on to become Labour Prime Minister.
Director of Imperial War Museum North, Graham Boxer, said: “The objects we display highlight the poignancy and courage of people who shaped and were shaped by this first global conflict.
“Even a century later there are stories untold, experiences undiscovered and tales that will surprise.”