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100 HEARTS FOR 100 YEARS EXHIBITION

01 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018

SSAFA the Armed Forces charity brings their collection to Ely (South Transept) which will include 100 Hearts, some dating back to the First World War.

Pincushions were made by wounded soldiers to send home to their loved ones. Known as 'Sweethearts' these moving momentos, made with love, proved to be excellent therapy for troops recovering from the horrors that they had experienced. Using a modern interpretation of the theme, the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA Wiltshire, have created one hundred hearts, one for each year since the Great War, which are on display in this exhibition.

The Exhibition will also include talks and workshops with Lt Col Neil Stace (Great British Sewing Bee Finalist).

For further information contact Linda Joel, Events Manager, 01353 660310, gro/lardehtacyle//leoj/l

Also as part of this exhibition are the workshops by celebrated international textile artist, Helen M. Stevens. Read more here.