Kent and Medway in the First World War
First World War collections
The Kent History and Library Centre has a huge number of historical documents relating to the First World War and many important collections.
Our collections include 22 albums of letters sent by the servicemen of Great Chart village in reply to correspondence from The Friends of Great Chart. As well as letters, field cards, postcards and photographs, the albums contain memorabilia such as concert and sports programmes, memorial cards, embroidered cards, Christmas cards, local newspaper cuttings, pressed flowers, bookmarks, and leaflets. There is even a copy of the Baghdad Times!
Local history collections are also available in the main district libraries, including census records, photographs, maps, newspapers, memorabilia and books.
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In Their Own Words: Kent Voices of the First World War exhibition
In 2014, the Kent History and Library Centre hosted a major First World War exhibition, 'In Their Own Words: Kent Voices of the First World War', to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.