World War is the focus of library events

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People across Lancashire are being offered an insight into what life was like during the First World War.

The county’s museums and libraries are a hosting a series of events exploring the lives of local families, using everyday items such as food and 
clothing to illustrate the contrast between life today and the hardships of 1914.

Events will run from today until August 12 and will also include a reading from Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo’s poignant novel set during the war, which is the selection for this year’s Lancashire Reads.

The book documents the memories of a young First World War soldier, Private Tommo Peaceful, from his early childhood adventures in rural Devon to the battles and injustices of the war on the frontline.

For more information about Lancashire Reads or joining your local library, visit