Eyam 1914-1918: a second sacrifice

Eyam Museum were awarded a grant of £21000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to research and produce their exhibition ‘Eyam 1914-1918: A Second Sacrifice. Research centred on the parish calendar of 1916 which included the names of 72 local men, with 50 of them as photographs. Their stories formed an exhibition which was opened by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire on Monday 23rd June 2014 at Eyam Museum.

The exhibition included Frank Froggatt, whose mother received a letter from him on the same day that news arrived of his death on 3rd March 1917; a World War One firing trench, with a periscope view of action in “no-man’s land” and  a digital loop showing photographs of all the local men who had enlisted in the forces by 1916. The exhibition was  Very Highly Commended in the category of Best Volunteer Project at the Derbyshire Heritage Awards 2014.