Church crypt hosts tales of Great War

The centenary of the First World War and the Battle of the Somme will be marked with an exhibition in Bamburgh this weekend.

The crypt at St Aidan’s Church will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The special exhibition in the crypt is the culmination of years of research and work by volunteers from the village.

The Heritage Lottery Fund ‘First World War: then and now’ enabled volunteers to look at the impact of the First World War on the village of Bamburgh.

They researched the young men who went to war, the war effort at home and on farms and the stories of the soldiers who returned to village life and what they did after the Great War.

It includes an interactive map where the audience can explore the village.