EVENTS

For Freedom and For Empire

National Waterfront Museum

24/09/2016 10:00am - 29/01/2017 5:00pm

Exhibition

National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter

Swansea
Swansea
SA1 3RD

Website: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/swansea

“If the men of Arfon choose to shelter beneath the mountains of Snowdonia, and therefore neglect their duty, then they will eternally lose the prime ideal of Nationalism – namely the opportunity to fight for freedom and for empire….”

These are the words of Canon RT Jones, Bethesda in 1914. It’s often assumed that all communities and industries across Wales responded enthusiastically to the recruitment campaign which preceded conscription. The exhibition looks at responses in the slate quarrying communities of Wales, explaining if and why these communities found it difficult to respond.

For further information please contact the museum direct on 0300 111 2 333 or via email: waterfront@museumwales.ac.uk