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First World War exhibition continues in Bungay

09:00 12 September 2014

Bungay Mayor, Sylvia Knights, and her husband, Roger, left, and the Town Reeve, Michael Davies, and his wife, Maureen, studying some of the Munnings sketches

Bungay Mayor, Sylvia Knights, and her husband, Roger, left, and the Town Reeve, Michael Davies, and his wife, Maureen, studying some of the Munnings sketches

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A preview evening for the Bungay First World War exhibition, The Men who Marched Way, was held at St Mary’s Church on Sunday evening.

The exhibition features photographs of soldiers and their families, documents, posters and other memorabilia relating to Bungay people, as well as digital pictures and information on a computer of many of those Bungay men who died during the Great War.

In addition, there is a section on the work of painter Sir Alfred Munnings, who has links with Bungay and who was an official war artist, working mainly in France, during the campaign.

It includes some of his sketches of men and horses, loaned by the Munnings Museum at Dedham, as well as some of his artist’s memorabilia such as paint brushes, palettes and books.

The exhibition has been organized by Bungay Museum and the Friends of St Mary’s Church to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war, and museum curator Chris Reeve welcomed those at the preview and explained the concept behind the exhibition and how it had been set up.

He particularly thanked James Johnston, chairman of the trustees of the Munnings Collection at the Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum, for his co-operation in loaning the Munnings pieces.

Mr Johnston, who now lives at Munnings boyhood home, Mendham Mill, told people there about Munnings work and its place in world art, and his own role in it.

The exhibition continues until this Sunday from 10am-4pm daily.

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