Heritage Events And Exhibitions

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have started to reopen our libraries safely, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services.

Keep in touch with BCP libraries - email enquiries@bournemouthlibraries.org.uk; follow @BCPLibraries twitter and Facebook

Enjoy free online resources www.bournemouth.gov.uk/cyberlibrary

Also if you have a Libraries West membership card (e.g. Poole, Christchurch, Highcliffe, Dorset libraries) look on www.librarieswest.org.uk web pages for more information. 

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk 2020

Read the local memories of Dunkirk evacuees in Moordown June 1940 Moordown Dunkirk 

(courtesy Roger Shore, Moordown History http://www.jp137.com/mh/)

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day - 8th May 2020

Local memories web pages on BCP Council website

2020 Remembering VE Day in local memories

Tribute to the heroes of WWII on VE Day by the Mayors of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and the Chairman of BCP Council

VE Day messages from the Chairman and Mayors 2020 Remembering

BCP Councillors and staff to sing "We'll Meet Again" - our musical tribute for VE Day

We'll Meet Again sung by Councillors and staff


Medals & Memories for 2020 Remembering online gallery

If you have a WWII story or images to share please email us and we will be in touch: enquiries@bournemouthlibraries.org.uk

Send a copy of the image (and copyright permission) a photo of an item and the text of your memories/ reminiscence. We’re working on curating these for a collection online for people to browse. Of course, we would love to provide WWII exhibitions in libraries across the BCP Council area when they are able to reopen.

If you are unable to email, you can post images (copies of photos – please no originals) and memories to Christchurch Library 29 High Street Christchurch BH23 1AW. Please only do so if it is safe for you to go out.

This will be an ongoing project so you can get in touch later in 2020 to share your memories.


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