There is currently a fascinating exhibition at Bishopston Library, offering children and families a glimpse into the past.
Parcels of comfort is a free exhibition by Sally Stanley and explores the importance and exchange of parcels and post to the troops during the First World War.
The exhibition includes reproduction parcels and post to the troops, recreating the atmosphere of the time.
The exhibition will remain at the library until 25th November and is open to all of the community with no booking required.
On Wednesday 25th October 11.30am – 1pm there will also be free children’s craft activities at the library to further explore the Parcels of Comfort exhibition.
Ideal for ages 4 – 9, children will get an opportunity to wrap parcels without sticky tape and will learn how to address them correctly.
There will be other activities including designing stamps, choosing what they might like to send to a soldier on the front line and what they might like to receive.
The children’s craft activities are free but booking is needed – please call the library on 0117 357 6220 or drop in to add your child’s name to the list.
Bishopston Library is situated at 100a Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8BN.