Penrith MP visits Lest We Forget exhibition

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018

PENRITH and the Border MP Rory Stewart visited Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle to tour the Lest We Forget exhibition and learn more about Cumbria’s military history.

Mr Stewart was shown around the permanent collection, which features items spanning three centuries, by curator Stuart Eastwood.

Many of them were donated by Cumbrians and include regimental badges, medals, uniforms, portraits, weapons and photographs.

The exhibition focuses on the act of Remembrance, its origins and its transformation over the years since the First World War.

Mr Stewart, who held a short limited commission in the Black Watch and has a longstanding interest in military history, said he was very taken with the displays. He commended Mr Eastwood on the museum’s work in educating new generations about the sacrifices of their predecessors.

“It was wonderful to visit the museum of military life and see its latest exhibition, which is well worth a visit. Institutions such as these are vital for reminding us all of Cumbria’s proud military history and heritage," said Mr Stewart.

"Lest We Forget was most thought provoking and I very much look forward to returning in due course. I would like to thank Stuart and all the staff for all that they do.”