Beer exhibition remembers war dead

A village remembers with a special exhibition in Beer to commemorate those who served and died in the world wars.

To coincide with the weekend of Remembrance Sunday, organisers in Beer have collated documents, photographs and letters to tell the story of those villagers who fought in the conflicts.

Richard Scott, who helped put on the exhibition in the Congregational Hall, said it was to coincide with the engraving of a new name onto the village war memorial.

The memorial will be re-dedicated this morning after the two-minute silence.

Allan Newton, who was born in Beer in 1891, and was killed on the Western Front in 1915, was missing from the list of names on the monument outside the congregational church on Fore Street.

In October this was rectified after 96 years, and the exhibition, which starts this morning, will commemorate him and the 38 others from the village who died in the two world wars, together with those who served and returned.

It will run from until Sunday, and will be open from 11am to 5pm today, and from noon to 5pm over the weekend.

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Admission is free, but donations to the Royal British Legion Poppy Fund will be welcomed.