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decadeofchangecowesWell over one thousand people visited Cowes Heritage’s latest exhibition, ‘Decade of Change., 1910-1920’, staged for nearly three weeks at Cowes Combined Club’s Regatta House.

Chairman John Groves said:

“Although we felt it important we covered the Great War in this latest exhibition, we also wanted to show that this decade, mainly because of the war, was a period of tremendous change.

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“It was gratifying to see people clearly appreciating our efforts to capture so many aspects of life in that period in Cowes, Gurnard and Northwood, from women working in J Samuel White’s shipyard to fighting soldiers’ connections with local families.”

He thanked Cowes Town Waterfront Trust for sponsoring the event, which ended last Friday (31st October) and Cowes Combined Clubs for again making their premises available.

There is another chance to see several of the displays this weekend at Northwood House, as part of a remembrance exhibition. Displays from ‘Decade of Change’ event will also be mounted over the coming year at Cowes Library.

Photograph thanks to Alan and Suzanne Whitewood

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