First World War Family History Event & Lilian Ream Portrait Exhibition at Wisbech Library

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

10:30am till 3pm

Free Entry

We are very pleased to announce that the Cambs Regt 14-18 website team and friends are joining up with Wisbech Museum and Wisbech Library to put on a family history event at the library.  This free event will take place in Wisbech Library on Saturday, 19th August and will be from 10:30am till 3pm.

The event is being put on to coincide with an exhibition of portraits being held at both the Museum and Library. A special selection of military portraits taken by well-known local photographers Lilian Ream will be on display at Wisbech Library, thanks to the Lilian Ream Exhibition Gallery Trust.

Joining the Cambs Regt website team will be our good friends from the Hunts Cyclist Battalion website and members of the Western Front Association. Visitors are welcome to bring along any military pictures, medals or items to learn more about them. Those looking to learn more about their relatives’ wartime service can also take the opportunity to talk to people with specialist knowledge on the subject. Members of the Fenland Family History Society will also be attending to help with their extensive knowledge of the local area.

Alongside the Lilian Ream exhibition, the Cambs Regt website team will be bringing along a display of images relating to E (Wisbech) Company as well as information on local soldiers. As part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the fighting in the summer of 1917 we will also be unveiling our exhibition on the Cambridgeshire Regiment’s role in the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Wisbech Library is located on Ely Place, just round the corner from Wisbech Museum.  The event will be open from 10:30am and will run till 3pm.

So if you are in the Wisbech area and have an interest in the First World War, are looking to learn more about the wartime service of your relatives, or have any military pictures, postcards, medals and items that you want to know more about, we hope you will come along!

Further information about the fantastic local gem that is Wisbech Museum can be found on their website:

Details of the important collection of photographs held by the Liilian Ream Collection can be found here:

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Men from E (Wisbech) Coy on the night of mobilization in 1914.

Bugler Frank Mews, by Lilian Ream.

Col Charles Copeman, Wisbech solicitor.

This site went live on the 14th February 2015 to mark  100 years since the 1/1st Cambs went off to war.


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