Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Travelling Exhibition
11 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
The Droit House is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am -5pm Friday 11th – Saturday 26th November
Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War is a Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) four year project delivered by the Maritime Archaeology Trust to coincide with the centenary of the Great War.
While attention is often focused on the Western Front and major naval battles like Jutland, many historic remains from the war lie, largely forgotten, in and around our seas, rivers and estuaries. With over 700 wartime wrecks along England’s south coast alone, the conflict has left a huge heritage legacy, with many associated stories of bravery and sacrifice.
These underwater memorials represent a daily struggle that took place throughout the First World War, just off our shores. Through a programme of fieldwork, research, temporary exhibitions and outreach work, the project aims to engage with communities and volunteers, and provide a lasting legacy of information and learning resources relating to First World War wrecks for future generations.
The Forgotten Wrecks temporary exhibition will be on display at the Droit House in Margate from Friday 11th November up to (and including) Saturday 26th November. Through displays and artefacts visitors will be able to discover more about the Forgotten Wrecks project, the First World War at sea, and the wrecks around the coast of England.