Free workshops for Portsmouth WW1 memorial makers

Katrina Henderson and Daniel Ball
Katrina Henderson and Daniel Ball
Picture: Franca Perletti

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HELP is needed to create an artistic memorial to those killed in the First World War.

Staff at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, in Portsmouth, are joining forces with the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Gosport, in the project.

It will see people from Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding areas work together to honour the bravery of the men and women who served their country during the Great War.

They will be given the opportunity to create a ship or submarine crest and knit or crochet a poppy.

These will form part of the art installation that will become an integral part of a remembrance week trail that links sites of local heritage and historical importance, including the Hear My Story galleries and HMS Alliance.

Katrina Henderson, from NMRN, said: ‘If you want to be part of this remembrance project, throughout September and October we are running free workshops to discover more about the many losses incurred by both the surface fleet ships and those beneath the waves.

‘There will be the opportunity to handle some genuine artefacts that are not on display, talk to our experts and share stories.’

The workshops are at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, on September 30 from 1.30pm to 4pm and October 15 from 10.30am to 1pm. Look out for extra dates.

To book call (023) 9251 0354 ext 237 or email katrina.henderson@nmrn.org.uk.