The Home Front - Life During 'Total War'
The concept of a 'Home Front' - when British civilians were mobilised en masse to support a total war effort - dates from World War One. The Wirral Home Front Society attended the exhibition to provide demonstrations of 1916 recipes and provisions. Volunteers described how those at home were expected and encouraged to do their bit.
Collection box for the Belgian Relief Fund
Posters and adverts exhorting the public to do their bit
1916 trench cake
1916 recipe samples
208 Field Hospital personnel, pictured with Meg Parkes and LMI Librarian, Adrienne Mayers
Conversations being sparked...
Meg Parkes of LSTM
The LMI colonnade
Volunteers raring to go...