Object of the Month – October 2019
Object of the month October 2019 is a page taken from one of many scrapbooks held by NIWM that were created by our former curator, John Potter, during his school days.
The Northern Ireland War Memorial is fortunate to hold his scrapbooks right from the build up and eventual outbreak of war in the late summer of 1939 through to the end of the war in 1945.
We have chosen this particular page (from NIWM:2015.2111.2) as it shows that despite the recent outbreak of war, Remembrance Day was still marked annually. John thoughtfully collected and included in his scrapbook a British Legion poppy alongside a rather poignant poem by Gerald Sanger entitled ‘Remembrance 1939’.
The Royal British Legion pop up shop is currently at NIWM 09.30-16.00 Mon-Friday until Friday 8th November.
Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD