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 provisions

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

Event programme

The LMI colonnade

Volunteers raring to go...