Kelso's Places

World War I


Behind all the glossy new books, the television programmes, the slick news reporting, the Centenary memorial ceremonies there lies another story. The story of the bewilderment, pain, betrayal, agony, worry, anguish, glaur, blood, shattered and lost lives across all walks of life.

In bringing together this exhibition the Friends of Kelso Museum set out not to glorify or sanitise the First World War, but to show the reality and the pity of war. We hope to explain how the conflict affected the people of Kelso at home as well as those called on to serve their country elsewhere.